Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: You may contact us by email at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Our Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Third-Party Cookies

The following service providers provide cookies for various purposes related to the operation of our business including traffic monitoring, customized access to certain content, advertising, and affiliate programs. Each provider’s purpose and their own privacy policy are provided below.

Affiliate Links and Programs

Coast and Anchor is an affiliate with the Amazon Affiliates Program.  This program allows bloggers to be compensated by a very small amount through purchases made with their affiliate links in my posts.  It will be noted on the post if I am including an affiliate link.  I do not use these affiliate links unless I find them applicable and potentially useful to my visitors. They do not increase the cost of the item should you choose to use the link.  If  you do not wish to use them you may always make your purchase through a separate link.  Also, as stated previously, any and all opinions stated will always be honest and my own.  The Amazon Affiliate Program, as a third party, also uses cookies as a tracking device for their advertisements on this site and links.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


The Web Site is intended for use by persons 18 years and older.


Our hosting provider monitors traffic and maintains logs including IP addresses for performance and security reasons.

In addition, we use Google Analytics as a traffic monitoring service to provide us with insights into how visitors use our site. The Google Analytics privacy policy is available here:

Who we share your data with

We will never share your email address or other private information with anyone without your permission.

We only share personal information with third parties when we have a good faith belief that sharing the information is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use including investigation of potential violations thereof; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Coast and Anchor, our Users, or others.  We do not sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose personal information from Users for any commercial purpose.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

We will only use your data in ways you might reasonably expect and only collect the minimum amount to reduce any privacy impact. If you choose to however, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you or you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How to contact us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at

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