Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 4.1.2024

Version: 1.0

At The Hagar House, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website.

Key Points:

  • We collect personal data through comments, contact forms, cookies, and embedded content
  • We use your data to provide and improve our services, respond to inquiries, and send relevant information
  • We may share your data with trusted third parties for specific purposes (e.g., spam detection)
  • You have rights over your data, including accessing, updating, and deleting it
  • We retain personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes outlined in this policy


Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments, we collect the comment data, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to detect spam. An anonymized string created from your email (hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available at: After comment approval, your profile picture is visible to the public with your comment. We retain comments and associated data indefinitely, unless removal is requested.


If you upload images, avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract location data from website images.


If you leave a comment, you may opt-in to saving your name, email, and website in cookies for easier commenting in the future. These cookies last one year.

Our login page sets a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies, containing no personal data and discarded on browser close.

Logging in creates several cookies saving your login information and display preferences. Login cookies last two days, and screen options cookies last one year. “Remember Me” selected makes login persist for two weeks. Login cookies are removed on logout.

Editing or publishing an article saves a cookie with no personal data, indicating the post ID of the edited article, expiring after 1 day.

Embedded content

Articles may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) which behave as if visited on their originating website, potentially collecting data about you, using cookies, embedding third-party tracking, and monitoring interaction with that content (including your interaction while logged into that site).


We may share your data with the following third-parties:

  • Akismet: We use Akismet to detect and block spam comments. The Akismet privacy policy is available at:
  • Other organizations as needed to complete the purpose, vision and mission of The Hagar House

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


We retain your comment data indefinitely to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their user profile indefinitely. Users can view, edit, or delete this information at any time (except username). Website administrators can also view and edit that information.


You can request an exported file of your personal data or have your data erased, excluding data kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You also have the right to object to or restrict our processing of your data, and the right to data portability.

To exercise these rights or for any privacy inquiries, please contact us.


We process your personal data under the following legal bases:

  • Consent: By agreeing to this privacy policy, you consent to our collection and processing of your data as described.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data as needed to provide our services, protect our legal rights, or fulfill our contractual obligations.


If you have any concerns about our privacy practices, you can contact us at [your contact email]. You also have the right to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission if you believe we have not adequately addressed your concerns. You can find more information and file a complaint at:

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