Privacy Policy

Like many people who use the Internet and Web for business, educational, professional or entertainment purposes, I value my privacy. I don’t like people snooping around in my personal business where they don’t belong; and that particularly applies online, where we all know that hackers and other unscrupulous individuals abound, just waiting to steal our personal information, and take advantage — usually financial advantage — of our personal vulnerabilities.

Not only do I value my online privacy and security, but I respect your online privacy and security as well. Therefore, it is the policy of Bovine Excrement to never divulge any personal information regarding our visitors, without their express, written permission. In particular, I will never share, trade or sell your email address, or any other personal information that you choose to share with me. I know that you don’t like spam and telemarketers, and neither do I. Neither do any of us want sensitive aspects of our personal lives shared all across the Web, unless it is by our own choice, such as through social networks.

All that I ask of you in return as a member of, or visitor to, the Bovine Excrement website, is that you maintain a current email address in your settings for any service that you may use on this server which requires one. That way, if there should be problems with your BE account, I will have a sure way in which to contact you. If at some point your email address becomes invalid, I retain the option to deactive your account or membership in any particular area on this server, until such time when you fix the problem.

To further protect your privacy while you are visiting Bovine Excrement website, since February of 2017, I have implemented SSL — or Secure Sockets Layer — and its newer cousin, TSL — or Transport Layer Security — across the entire Bovine Excrement website.

For additional information, the Bovine Excrement “Terms of Service” can be viewed at the following URL:

Below you will find more detailed information regarding the Bovine Excrement website privacy policy.

Your Barn Burning Buddy,


Who we are

The Bovine Excrement website is located at:


When visitors leave comments on the BE website, 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 BE 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.


If you leave a comment on the BE website 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 the BE website 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.

If you edit or publish an article on the BE website, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on the BE website 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 with the BE 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). The BE administrator can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on the BE website, 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 your data is sent

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