Privacy Policy


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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.


Information collected through our contact forms is emailed to our site owners and stored in a secure GSuite and Office 365 account. We may also store the email on our server which is hosted on a VPS at Dreamhost. If you would like any contact form correspondences deleted please contact us at


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 visit our login page, 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.

We use Google Analytics for our site statistics. This technology also uses cookies to track user engagement and behavior per session and over repeated sessions. Google uses a 2 year expiration since the last time the cookie was refreshed.

We use cookies to prevent the re-display of certain popups after clicking out.

All cookies are held in the user’s browser. They can be cleared at any time by the user. Reference your browser documentation or help guides to find out how to clear those cookies or block cookies.


We use Mailchimp embedded sign-up forms to collect and then manage our subscribers. You can view the Mailchimp privacy page here. Your sign-up information will be stored at Mailchimp and accessible to our team of employees and consultants, as necessary. We will never provide this information to 3rd parties or use these lists for business outside of EFS. 


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.


We use Google Analytics for our site statistics. This technology also uses cookies to track user engagement and behavior per session and over repeated sessions. Google uses a 2 year expiration since the last time the cookie was refreshed. You can review Google’s privacy policy here.


If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.


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.


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.


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

Contact forms are stored in the secure email (GSuite and Office 365) and may also be stored on our server with Dreamhost.

Newsletter subscription forms send personal sign-up data to Mailchimp.