In order to comply with the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements and European Union laws regarding the collection of cookies and to protect your privacy, I offer this page for your information and to be as transparent with you, my reader, as possible. This website is intended to be quiet and unobtrusive. I do not spam, nor save any personal information from any of my readers, however, there are plugins attached to this website that assist the website’s functionality and that may save your cookies (only with your consent) or may save some information if you specifically opt-in to a subscribed newsletter. With that in mind, I offer the following privacy policy:

The technical stuff

Who I am:

My name is Jennifer Mackintosh and my website address is:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it:


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.


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.

A plugin has been installed on this website for you to explicitly opt-in if you would like this website to save cookies. This plugin is installed to protect your privacy and to ensure this website is compliant with all European Union Laws regarding the collection of cookies.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Wildflowers & Marbles does not share email addresses with any other third party – sharing your email or name or other information on this blog stays here, at this blog. Nor does this blog engage in any form of spam communication.

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