Privacy Policy

Who we are

Hi. I’m Kim Keeline, an author and freelance consultant and designer in San Diego. You can learn more about me from the menu items above. My website address is: That’s where you are now.

What personal data my site collects and why


I don’t do a lot of comment stuff, but when visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collects 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.

Contact forms

If you fill in one of the contact forms on the site, obviously I will have the info you send me. The form may also give your IP address as part of its system.


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.

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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


I have basic site statistics installed that lets me know the general area of the world you are, what sort of device and browser you are using, etc. Just like every other site out there. It is anonymous. I’ll know how people got to the site and what links they click––which helps me figure out how to provide better content and bring people here, but doesn’t affect you personally otherwise.


If you sign up for my newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time. I will also not share or sell your information. You won’t end up getting spammed because of me. I won’t be sending out much anyways, so hopefully you’ll want to stick with me.

Who we share your data with — NOBODY

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.

How we protect your data