Privacy Policy

This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.


When any visitor visits this site, we use Google Analytics and Clicky Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns.  This data relates to the number of visitors to various pages on the site and their interaction with links within This information is processed in a way that does not identify any user, and we do not track any identifiable information on any visitor to our site. We do not make and do not allow any other party to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can turn off the use of cookies at any time by changing your specific browser settings.


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 leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.

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

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our Settle Outdoor Newsletter, we collect name and email addresses with your permission and consent only through a double – opt human verification that Mailer Lite provides. We use that information to provide information and details that you have requested us to tell you about, and to contact you if required, in order to obtain, or provide additional information to you; We do NOT rent or trade email lists with other organizations or businesses.

We use a third-party provider Mailerlite to deliver our newsletter. We gather data and statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies, which simply assists us in monitoring engagement, and improving our newsletter. For more information, please see Mailerlite’s privacy notice. You can, at any time, unsubscribe from the Settle Outdoor’s newsletter mailing list, by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails. Additionally, you can make your request directly by contacting us through the contact form on our site.

Content on This Site

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 are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

Access to Your Information

You can turn off the use of cookies at any time by changing your specific browser settings.

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.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 5/20/2018. If you have any questions feel free to contact us directly.