Privacy Policy

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Effective date: 02/22/2023

We at National Forest Law Blog value the privacy of our visitors and are committed to protecting it. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information when you visit our website. By accessing or using our website, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy.


Suggested text: 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.


Suggested text: 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.


Suggested text: 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Suggested text: 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.

Who we share your data with

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

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: 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.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: 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.

Where your data is sent

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

Information we collect

When you visit our website, we may collect two types of information: (i) personal information you voluntarily provide to us, and (ii) non-personal information that is automatically collected when you visit our website.

(i) Personal Information: This refers to any information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, phone number, or other contact information. We may collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us, such as when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a contact form, or leave a comment on one of our posts.

(ii) Non-personal information: This refers to information that does not personally identify you, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and the pages you visit on our website. We may collect this information through cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies.

How we use your information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To send you our newsletter or other communications you have requested;
  • To respond to your inquiries or comments;
  • To personalize your experience on our website;
  • To improve our website and services; and
  • To comply with legal obligations.

We may use non-personal information for the following purposes:

  • To analyze how visitors use our website;
  • To optimize our website and services; and
  • To serve you relevant ads based on your interests and browsing history (see Section 4).

How we share your information

We may share your personal information with the following types of third parties:

  • Service providers: We may share your information with third-party service providers who help us provide our website and services. These service providers are bound by confidentiality agreements and are prohibited from using your information for any other purpose.
  • Legal requirements: We may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with legal requirements or protect our rights.

We may share non-personal information with third parties for the purposes outlined in Section 2.

Advertising and affiliate links

We may display ads on our website from third-party advertisers, including Google AdSense. These ads may be targeted based on your interests and browsing history. We may also include affiliate links to products or services on or other third-party websites. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission.

Please note that these third-party advertisers and affiliate partners may collect your information through cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. Their use of your information is governed by their respective privacy policies, and we have no control over their practices.


We take reasonable measures to protect your information from unauthorized access or disclosure, but we cannot guarantee that your information will always be secure.

No legal advice

The information provided on our website is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. We make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any information on our website.

Changes to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. If we make significant changes to this policy, we will notify you by posting a notice on our website or emailing you.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at

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