Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the official website for Lou Cook, Author. Our website address is: .

What personal data we collect: none!

…unless you sign up for our fantastic, monthly newsletter.


When visitors leave comments on the site we do not collect the data. But I’d bet WordPress is lurking around backstage with their sniffer dogs. We have no power over this behavior.


PLEASE DO NOT upload images to the website. We will take them down. Other visitors to the website could download them and extract location data from them.

Contact forms

If you sign up for our newsletter, we do use your name and email to send you a fun newsletter about once a month. But that’s it.


NOTE: Some of this privacy verbiage is generic information as suggested by WordPress.

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.

Embedded content from other websites

It is unlikely that we will post content from other sites.

However, if we do, 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.

This is why we won’t post other site’s stuff: 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

We at don’t share your data with anyone. But we do believe that WordPress collects information. We have no power over this, or we would turn it off!

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so “we” (as in the WordPress mechanism) 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” (as in the WordPress mechanism) 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

Nowhere…except that “we” at WordPress is listening in.

Your contact information

We never share anything with anybody, though we suspect WordPress is there in the background sniffing around. We don’t have any power over what they may be doing.

How we protect your data

Whatever WordPress is doing is how data is protected.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If there is some kind of WordPress data breach, we have no way to deal with it. We are not computer whizzes, and what you see here is all we know how to do.

What third parties we receive data from

There are no “third parties” here. We only party with Bunzini, Webster and all the Guys!!

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

If I find any of these, rest assured, I will put them up immediately. You can assume that we are following all requirements to the best of our ability at all times.