Privacy & Data Policy

Who we are

We are Beth Ciesco EI. Our website address is: It is a subdomain site to


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.


At (Beth Ciesco EI) , we love cookies…chocolate chip, macadamia nut, ginger snap, oatmeal. Sadly, this has nothing to do with those kinds of cookies. Sorry!

What’s a cookie?

Cookies are teeny text files placed on your machine when you visit this site. Those from this site serve one of three purposes:

  1. Strictly Necessary – the site won’t work without them
  2. Performance – helps us understand how visitors use the site and/or helps us improve it
  3. Functionality- improves how the site works and/or adds personalized glitz for service
  4. Marketing

What cookies do we use?

This site uses cookies for one of those three reasons…none of them nefarious and creepy…unlike the big boys that surveille and manipulate your every move  in the name of advertising.

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.

Additional Cookies

_stripe_sid (Stripe)
_stripe_mid (Stipe)
NID (Google recaptcha)
googtrans (Google translator)
GPS (youtube)
PREF (youtube)
VISITOR_INFO1 (youtube)
VSC (youtube)

About 3rd Party Cookies

3rd party services such as MailerLite, Google, Youtube, and Stripe employ their own cookies as a result of this site using their services. So when you subscribe to our newsletter or watch any of our videos, for example, you’re accepting those cookies. That seems fair. We don’t have much say in that matter. However, we’ve done away with using Google Analytics as a performance and target cookie. Bad! Bad cookie!

That doesn’t mean that other third parties aren’t planting cookies on your machine. If you click a link on this website that takes you to an outside site, that site may employ 3rd party cookies. This site has no control over another site’s cookie usage.

About 4th Party Cookies

There are no Type 4 cookies used on this site. When it comes to this scale of consumerism, we prefer an actual cookie.

Refusing Cookies

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better, as things will work as they should. However, you may prefer to disable cookies altogether via your browser options. (I do!) May I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers? Of course, you can also choose not to use this site, but then you’d miss out on all the cool stuff that’s here.

Now then, you’ve earned yourself the kind of cookie you can eat!

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

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

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

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