Club Yachats Blog Privacy Policy

Privacy and data security are of paramount importance to us.  Please read our privacy policy to satisfy any concerns or questions you my have about this website and/or the way we use or publish data.  Information regarding our identities, to the extent we wish to publicize it, is published on :

Our website blog address is:

Our about page address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments and Contact Forms

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

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.

In addition, media that is served on this website MUST be copyright free or provided with the written permission of the media owner. Public copyright, such as GNU, MIT, CC, etc. is acceptable.


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.

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.


Club Yachats Blog may use analytic tools to improve the search engine rankings for the site.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal data at any time, with anyone.

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.

Your contact information

Your contact information is yours to keep unless you post or provide it in comments or other topics and/or stories.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We don’t retain personal data unless it is contained in an article, story, or post submitted by you.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Propitiatory policies that may be posted in the future.

What third parties we receive data from

Technically this is a news organization, with contributions from known and published news reporters and writers. We exercise the all rights as such. Information and data may be received from ANY source at ANY time.

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

See  Analytics above.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We observe,  respect,  and support the constitution of the United States of America and we obey the articles and statutes contained therein.