Privacy Policy for

Effective March 21, 2019

Who we are

This site understands that your privacy is extremely important. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected and how it is used.

This Privacy Policy will be revised from time to time. You will want to revisit it regularly. Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Owner: Kevin & Christy Comstock

Location: Colorado, USA

Our website address:

Contact us:

We use the platform and by default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. You can read their privacy policy here.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Log Files – We use log files like many other websites. The information in the log files include:

  • Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
  • Types of browser
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Number of clicks

All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

  • Our visitors can request to access any personal data we’ve gathered about them
  • Our visitors can request to export their personal data in machine-readable format
  • Our visitors can request to delete their personal data

Spam Detection by Akismet

We use a plugin called Akismet because additional spam detection is provided by Automattic/Akismet. The Automattic privacy policy is available here.

Akismet –  We collect information about visitors who comment on sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

When visitors leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with 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.

Comments by Disqus

We also use a plugin called Disqus to manage our comments. The Disqus privacy policy is available here


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.

Contact forms

By default, WordPress does not include a contact form.  We use a plugin for this called Contact Form 7.  You can read the privacy policy here

Cookies – What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our site or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and this site more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

Rooted and Fruitful uses cookies on this website from plugins, social media, and analytics. By using our site, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy (see below) explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on our site, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

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. 

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.

How we use cookies

When you use and access our site, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of our site, to provide analytics, and to store your preferences.

We use both session and persistent cookies on our site and we use different types of cookies to run it. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

We use cookies to store information about visitor preferences and to record user-specific information on visits and pages the user views, so as to provide a custom experience.

What are your choices regarding cookies?

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. If you wish to disable cookies you may do so through your web browser options.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

Embedded content from other websites

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.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics through a plugin called Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP). According to Google Analytics terms of service (TOS), analytics customers are prohibited from sending personal information to Google. By default, the GADWP plugin doesn’t send this type of data to Google.

Regarding IP addresses, Google Analytics reports do not include nor display such information.

Google has now updated their Data Processing Amendment (DPA) to account for the General Data Processing Regulations (GDPR).

Google Analytics provides a browser extension that will allow users to opt-out of tracking across all websites, here’s the link.

The IP anonymization feature, which is a Data Privacy feature in GADWP

While Google Analytics is not revealing IP addresses on reports, this doesn’t mean the IPs are anonymized by default. GADWP provides a feature to anonymize the user IP and we have enabled this feature.

Google Analytics may collect user ID/hashed personal data, IP addresses, cookies or behavior profiling.

Who we might share data with

Plugins & Services

  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO – Privacy Policy
  • Akismet Anti-Spam/Automattic – Privacy Policy
  • CoSchedule – Privacy Policy
  • Easy Affiliate Links -Privacy Policy
  • Elementor -Privacy Policy
  • Email Marketing by Drip – Privacy Policy
  • Google Analytics – Privacy Policy
  • Jet Plugins – Privacy Policy
  • Leadpages Connector- Privacy Policy 
  • OptinMonster API – Privacy Policy
  • Pretty Links – Privacy Policy
  • SG Optimizer – Privacy Policy
  • Social Warfare – Privacy Policy
  • What Would Seth Gordin Do – Privacy Policy
  • Wordfence Security – Privacy Policy
  • The GDPR Framework by Data443 – Privacy Policy
  • Yoast SEO – Privacy Policy

Current Affiliates:

Payment Services:

How long we retain your data

As mentioned above, we use as our platform. To see how they retain user data please see their Privacy Policy.

Please see their cookie policy for more information about what cookies are collected on

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

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 we send your data – Web Hosting & Security

We use Siteground for our managed WP hosting. They are committed to confidentiality to all their customers and users of Sitegrounds online services (“Services”). The services we hold with them are SSL Certificate, managed WordPress hosting, daily data backups, and dedicated servers. Their privacy policy dictates the methods in which Siteground preserves, maintains and divulges information gathered from its clients and the steps they take to conform to the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Program. Please see Sitegrounds Terms for complete details.

How we protect your data

  • SSL Certificate
  • Wordfence Security plugin for Security, Firewall & Malware Scan
  • Akismet Anti-Spam for comments
  • The GDPR Framework plugin – tools to help make our website GDPR-compliant

Our Email Subscription

We use Drip to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. Drip is a third-party provider, which may collect and process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our emails. Drip’s privacy policy is available at

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link provided at the end of each email.

Users might be asked to subscribe to our email list by providing an email address to receive communication from Rooted & Fruitful. We use a secure op-in subscription system from Drip and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this blog.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) are GDPR ready – Read More

In addition to our own compliance, AWS is committed to offering services and resources to our customers to help them comply with GDPR requirements that may apply to their activities. New features are launched regularly, and AWS has 500+ features and services focused on security and compliance.

Amazon Cookies

Amazon Affiliates Cookie
Amazon Affiliates, a third party system, uses cookies to serve advertisements and links to products on You may read more about Amazon Affiliates and their Operating Agreement here.

My Photos & Content

All photos and content are the property of Rooted & Fruitful unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of my photos or content without prior written consent. Please send your request(s) to

If you require additional information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at

Contact information

Owner: Kevin & Christy Comstock

Location: Colorado, USA

Our website address:

Email address:

Disclosure Policy for

This policy is valid from March 18, 2019

This site is a personal site written and edited by Kevin & Christy Comstock. For questions about this site, please contact me at

This site accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this site. 

The owners of this site are compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owners of this site receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This site does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.