Privacy Policy

Who we are

Carol Ashby is an author publishing through

Cerrillo Press
PO Box 549
Edgewood, NM 87015
Our website address is:

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. Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service. Akismet (Automattic) is employed. The privacy notice for Automattic can be found at

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.

Contact forms

Contact forms from WordPress and Contact Form 7 are used.


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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Jetpack cookie policy
This website uses plugins from Jetpack (Automattic). Their policy regarding cookies can be found at this link: Automattic’s privacy policy can be found at

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.


Analytics at the site are provided by Jetpack (Automattic). Their privacy information regarding analytics is found at this link: Automattic’s privacy policy can be found at

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with partners, cloud-based services, payment processors, or third party service providers. This is a WordPress-based site, and by default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
The comments made in the blog of this site may be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is the possibility that a commenter subscribes to the comments following his comments on a particular blog post. The email used by one commenter is not made available to other commenters. A commenter has the option of listing a website. Other commenters can see and actively choose to visit that website.

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

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. 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. Akismet (Automattic) is employed. The privacy notice for Automattic can be found at

Your contact information

For privacy-related issues, please contact us through

Additional information

How we protect your data

The website is protected using standard https levels of protection.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The data that is stored includes your name and email if you have subscribed or commented and your website if you have provided it when commenting. If we become aware of a data breach, a notice will be sent to the email we have for you.

What third parties we receive data from

The information received is related to individuals who have signed up for our mailing lists through WordPress or MailChimp. Relevant parts of their privacy policies are applicable.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

Fact and Fiction by Carol Ashby