Privacy Policy

Brian’s Coffee Spot

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What personal data Brian’s Coffee Spot collects and why it is collected


When you leave a comment on Brian’s Coffee Spot, the data shown in the comments form is collected, along with the your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

The actual submission data is stored in the database of Brian’s Cofee Spot and is emailed directly the Administrator of Brian’s Coffee Spot. This email will include your IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

An anonymised 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.


This feature is only accessible if you are logged in to If you like a post, the following information is used: IP address, user ID, username, site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.


You may choose to subscribe to Brian’s Coffee Spot to receive information about posts and/or comments. To initiate and process subscriptions, your email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed) is used.

In the event of a new subscription being initiated, basic server data is collected, including all of your HTTP request headers, the IP address from which you are viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam. Stats

WordPress uses the following information: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country are tracked.

Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that the Jetpack plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). Brian’s Coffee Spot has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Important: Brian’s Coffee Spot does not have access to any of this information. For example, the Administrator can see that a specific post has 285 views, but cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.


If you leave a comment on Brian’s Coffee Spot, 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 have an account and you log in to Brian’s Coffee Spot, a temporary cookie will be set 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, several cookies are set up 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.

A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not you wish to view the mobile version of Brian’s Coffee Spot.

If you have an active subscription to Brian’s Coffee Spot, functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember your blog and post subscription choices.

Learn more about cookies used on Brian’s Coffee Spot.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on Brian’s Coffee Spot may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that any follow-up comments can automatically be recognised and approved instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you register on Brian’s Coffee Spot, the personal information you provide in your user profile is stored. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Administrators of Brian’s Coffee Spot can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on Brian’s Coffee Spot, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data that is held about you, including any data you have provided to Brian’s Coffee Spot. You can also request the deletion of any personal data that is held about you. This does not include any data that Brian’s Coffee Spot is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

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