Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy detailed

Who I am

My website address is: I live in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and started the personal lifestyle blog, Debbee’s Buzz, in October 2017. I am my own website administrator and developer. The site is operated on the WordPress platform, using the Divi (Elegant Themes) theme, Wordfence and other security plugins, MailChimp email/subscription service, and supporting plugins for social media and other standard website functions, like running automatic backups, performance monitoring, traffic analytics, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the Debbee’s Buzz site, it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Our site uses the Akismet anti-spam service which typically collects data that includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

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.


Cookies ensure you get the best experience while visiting Debbee’s Buzz. If you leave a comment on the 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.

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.


This site uses Google Analytics to monitor and track visitor activity, and site performance (like page loading speed, etc.). Most standard reporting is based on aggregated data (i.e. anonymous user identification). The retention period for any data sent from the site to Google Analytics associated with cookies, user identifiers, or advertising identifiers is site at 23 months.  Google Analytics provides me a tool to delete all data associated with a specific site visitor if requested.

Yoast SEO plugin retains user and event data for a period of 26 months.

Who I share your data with

I do not sell or provide your contact information from email subscriptions, comments or direct email communications to others.

If you have chosen to join The Buzz email list, you may unsubscribe at any time you wish by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any emails. Your email addresses are never shared with third party sites of any kind.

How long the site retains your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data I am 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.

Contact information

You can contact me directly at for privacy-specific concerns and other inquiries or questions.

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