Southern Gentleman Wordsmith

Privacy and Cookies Policy



At, one of my main priorities is my visitors’ privacy. This Privacy Policy document details the types of information collected and recorded by the website and how it’s used. I occasionally use affiliate links that may generate income if you decide to make a purchase. Read the full disclosure here:

If you have additional questions or require more information about my Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact me.



When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comment form is collected plus the visitor’s internet protocol (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.

COokies and web beacons

Like any other website, uses cookies. These cookies are used to store information, including visitors’ preferences and the pages on the website they accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

Embedded content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., images, videos, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the 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.

Log files

This site follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any personally identifiable information. The purpose of the information is to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement on the website, and gather demographic information. My Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator and the Online Privacy Policy Generator.


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

third-party Disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information (PII) to outside parties.


Occasionally, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Southern Gentleman Wordsmith