Privacy Policy


We share your data with no one

Personal data we collect and why

Basically, we collect very little. There are no goods or services sold directly from this site. We do provide links to third party sellers of books by Eagle Peak Press (see below); this site neither collects nor receives ANY personally identifiable data (no names, physical or digital addresses, etc.) from any sales transactions.

We no longer run ANY ads from third party sites such as Google, Amazon, our web hosting company or others—other than those linking to books published by Eagle Peak Press. 

Note that Google (and other entities) index websites and may send you ads from other sites or companies based on your web browsing habits–including visits to We have no control over such advertising and do not direct any such ads.

There are three things that entail collection of personal data via this site, as highlighted below. We’ll provide more details sequentially following the highlights. Cookies are also used for facilitating return visits (see separate discussion below).

  • Subscription Requests (to receive new posts)
  • Comments (on posts, pages or comments by others)
  • Requests for information or general comments (via the contact form). To respond to contact requests, we must have at least a name and an email address.
Subscription Requests

We must have an email address to send posts to you. That’s it. It’s a double opt-in (meaning you must confirm the subscription or you receive nothing). At any time, if you don’t want to receive updates from us anymore, check the box and your subscription will be removed. We neither share nor sell your email address to others and we send no spam.


When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string (to foil spam).

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 embedded within the larger privacy policy of Automattic. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

The contact form is self-explanatory. Only your name and email address are required, but we encourage you to supply a website (if you have one) if that will enable a better response.


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 specific cookies will last for one year. Temporary cookies that are placed when you visit the site are retained for up to 30 days, but often no more than 24 hours. Other cookies are for Gravatar and WordPress itself (see above in the Comments section). 

Links to other websites

Links to third-party sites come in the form of informational or source links within articles found in the Eagle Peak Annual (formerly Eagle Peak Quarterly), recommended sites for resources (by category) and links to online sellers of books published by Eagle Peak Press. Additionally, there may be embedded content on this site which links to other sites.

In all cases, we have no control over the privacy policy of those other sites. We cannot guarantee their policies, content or site behavior. When posted here, we believe that none of these sites take our visitors to sites with pornographic, racist or other inappropriate content. If you should find inappropriate material, broken or no longer valid links, please contact us so the link may be removed.

NOTE: Sellers of our books do NOT disclose any personally identifiable information to us (name, physical or email address, etc.) of visitors or buyers. The only information available to us is the country from which books are sold and the resulting revenue we have earned from the sale.

We also provide links to discount offers on such sites for specific titles published by us, which again, do not identify specific buyers.


We no longer use Google Analytics or similar tools to measure visits. Any residual information from GA will be deleted by Google by mid-August 2018. Accordingly, we collect no personally identifiable data on site visitors beyond what’s described above. We do ask Google and other search engines to index our site, but that does not entail any data returned to us about you. After GDPR and other privacy protections have gone in place around the world, the additional labor on our part to comply, outweighs the small benefit of the results obtained for a blog like ours. We can find a site ranking for Eagle Peak but no information on specific visitors

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.

The same principles apply to contact forms as with comments–although we may archive or delete forms that no longer seem pertinent.

We retain subscription data so long as you subscribe; after that, they’re gone for good.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or submitted contact forms, 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 operated by Akismet, a part of WordPress enabled by Automattic. See the link to Automattic above.

Questions about this Privacy Policy?

Click on the contact form. We will do our best to answer your questions.