Who we are

Suggested text: Our website address is: https://cadzowhistory.org.


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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.

Purpose: to inform your website visitors WHAT personal information you are collecting from them and HOW you are going to use that information.

personal information include your name, email address, credit card information, phone number, etc. It’s anything you input on someone else’s website which can be used to identify you.

includes the automatic cookies and Google Analytics you use on your website to track certain data and information of your visitors.

Every website NEEDS a Privacy Policy and it is required by law.

laws require you to cover a lot of significant things in your Privacy Policy such as:

  • Children’s Privacy – you have to make it clear that you are NOT collecting information from anyone under the age of 13. Even if you do accidentally, then you need to specify how you will delete that information.
  • Personal information– you need to elaborate on what personal information is collected, how it is collected and for what purpose. For example, if I sign up for your freebie through the email opt-in form on your website, I have the right to know how my personal information (name and email address in this case) will be used. Similarly, if I purchase a product from you and supply my name and credit card information to you, I’ve the right to know how my personal information will be used and under what circumstances will you disclose that information to third parties.
  • Cookie policy– All websites use cookies to collect information like your IP address, geographic location, date and time of visitors, etc and the law requires you to inform your visitors about this in your Privacy Policy. You could have a separate Cookie policy on your website in addition to your Privacy Policy but most of the time, this is covered as part of your Privacy Policy.
  • Email Marketing – you must comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by informing your visitors their right to opt out or “unsubscribe” from your email list and how they can do that.
  • Third party Privacy Policies– almost every website is going to post some third party links on their site to offer or advertise third party products or services. For example, the affiliate links on your website and Google Adsense ads. But your Privacy Policy should dismiss liability for these third party websites.
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provisions- under the GDPR, you are required to disclose certain rights and information in your Privacy Policy. These are important legal provisions that must be included in your Privacy Policy. Otherwise you risk facing huge fines and penalties. Read more about fines and penalties under the GDPR here.