Who we are and how to contact us

Our website address is https://www.theartisaninsider.com and we can be reached at laurie@theartisaninsider.com.

Data collected for blog comments

When a visitor leaves a comment on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.

Also, when a visitor leaves a comment, an anonymized string created from the commenter’s email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if the commenter is using Gravatar. After the comment is approved, the commenter’s Gravatar profile picture (if the commenter has one) is visible to the public next to the comment. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.


If you leave a comment on our site, you can opt-in to save your name, email address, and website url in a cookie so that you do not have to retype the information again next time you comment. These cookies last for two weeks.

We do not sell or share your data

We do not share personal information with third parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service to help us detect and eliminate spam.

How long we retain your comment data

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

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