Last Updated 08/07/2018
Effective Date 09/15/2016

We are committed to guarding the privacy of any user information gathered and transmitted over Our website ( This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of what information is collected, how it is used, and how it is kept secure. If you are a registered user of Our website, your rights and obligations will be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

We collect several types of information from and about users of the Website:

Contact Form:

We collect information that you choose to provide to Us through the Contact Form feature on Our Website. Your use of this feature is entirely voluntary, and the information you provide Us is up to you. If you request for Us to contact you, other than an email address, you are not required to provide any personal information and We encourage you not to include any information that We do not need or that you do not want Us to have.

Blog Comments:

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.

Other Information We Collect

We may collect information automatically as you navigate through Our Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through automated tracking technologies (described below). The technologies We use for this automatic data collection may include:

Cookies (or browser cookies)

A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. Cookies are required in order to use Our classroom software, forum, and gallery. If you do have cookies turned on in your browser, Our site will only use them to store a randomly generated session ID. The session ID allows your browser to maintain a continuous user session with Our site, contains no personally identifiable information, and is used for no other purpose.

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.

Web Beacons

Pages of Our Website may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit Us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages, and for collecting other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

This information is retained until you clear it, for example by deleting cookies using your web browser. You are not obligated to provide Us with any information. However, if you do not, you may be unable to use some parts of Our Website or Our services.

Some content or applications on Our Website may be served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers and application providers. These third parties may use similar technologies to collect information about you when you use Our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information about your online activities over time and across different Website and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
When you use Our Website from a mobile device, We may receive information about your location and your device, including a unique identifier for your device.

Embedded content from other Website

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

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

Spam Detection and Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How We Use, and Share, Your Information

We use the information that We collect about you or that you provide to Us as described above, including any personal information, in the following ways:

  • To present Our Website and their contents to you, to improve and optimize Our services, and to collect information about the popularity and performance of Our Website.
  • With regard to information you provide Us through the Contact Form, We use this information for Our everyday business purposes and to investigate and/or respond to your request and for any other purpose for which such information was provided.
  • To provide you with information about products and services available through Us, Our partner organizations, or other organizations that We think may be of interest to you.
  • For any purpose for which you have given Us consent.

We may disclose your personal information to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, to enforce or apply Our Terms of Use, Forever Access Policy, and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes, or if We believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect Our rights, property, or safety or that of others.

We may share information, in the aggregate, regarding your online browsing preferences to evaluate Our site’s effectiveness or allow third parties We work with to better serve Our users.

How can you update the personal information you provide online

You may contact Us at the address listed below. We will try to accommodate a request to change information, provided that such request is not prohibited by law, or fulfilling such request does not expose Us to any potential legal liability. Please keep in mind that it may not be possible for Us to specifically associate information collected with you, as much of the information collected by Us is anonymous in nature and may not allow the information to be associated with any particular person.

How You Can Opt Out of Sharing Your Information

By providing information to Us or using Our Website, you are consenting to Our use of your data as outlined in this Privacy Policy. You may opt-out of data sharing by contacting Us. Please see “Contact Information” below for this information.

Transmission of Data to Other Countries

Your personal information is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your information. By submitting your personal information to Us you agree to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information in the United States.

Do you reside in the EU?

If you reside, permanently or temporarily, in the European Union, We may provide you with additional options concerning your information.

  • Changes to your Personal Information. We rely upon you to update and correct your personal information in comments or through the Contact Form. If you identify an error in your information you can make a request that We modify it by contacting Us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.
  • Access to your Personal Information. If required by law We will grant reasonable access to personal information that We hold about you. All requests must be directed to the address included in the “Contact Information” section below.
  • Revocation of Consent or Restricting Processing. If you revoke your consent for the processing of personal information, or wish to restrict the ways in which We can use your information, then We may no longer be able to provide you certain services. In some cases We may limit or deny your request to revoke consent or restrict use if the law permits or requires Us to do so, or if Our processing is not based on your consent. If you would like to revoke your consent or restrict Our use of information such a request must be directed to the address included in the “Contact Information” section below.
  • Deletion of your Information. Typically We retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required by a regulator. If required by law, and permitted by a regulator, We will grant a request that We delete your personal information. All such requests must be directed to the address included in the “Contact Information” section below. Deletion of your information will result in your inability to access or use Our Services.
  • Complaints. Complaints can be sent to Us at the address included in the “Contact Information” section below. Some jurisdictions may also allow you to complain to a data protection authority as well.

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals

Your browser may include settings that allow you to send a signal to Website that indicate that you do not want to be tracked. Please consult the options and settings of your web browser for details. Currently, We respond to such signals in the following manner. We currently utilize Google Analytics to measure site traffic, regardless of “do not track” signals. We do not collect or share personally identifiable information about your online activities through web tacking mechanisms, therefore “Do Not Track” signals are not honored. Information collected or shared about your online activity does not identify you.

Children Under the Age of 16

The Website is intended for use by adults 18 years of age and older. The Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, you may not register for any of Our services, We do not recommend that you use this website or any of the features on the website, and you should not provide any information about yourself to Us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or username you may use. If We learn We have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, We will delete that information. If you believe We might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact Us at the address listed below. Please be advised the restrictions stated above do not apply to information about children provided to Us by such child’s parent and/or guardian.


We have adopted physical, technical, and administrative security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of all information processed through Our Website. These measures include the use of secure server technology and administrative access to site data, as well as other proprietary security measures. While We are committed to exercising reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and Our servers, We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to Us over the Internet and We accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.

Confidentiality of processing. shall ensure that any person who is authorized to process user data (including site staff, agents, and subcontractors) shall be under an appropriate obligation of confidentiality (whether a contractual or statutory duty).

Security Incident Response. Upon becoming aware of a security incident, shall notify users without undue delay and shall provide timely information relating to the security incident as it becomes known or as is reasonably requested by user.

Contact Information

For inquiries, concerns, complaints, or to opt-out of data sharing, you may contact Us at:
P.O. Box 1841
Fairview, OR 97024