What’s a Privacy Policy?

The privacy policy is an important page on your website, that lists any legal notes and disclaimers here.

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.

As a result of this law, your website should provide legal statements and disclosures that show how your website gathers and uses information, so users are aware, and can take action to protect their privacy.

If you site doesn’t have a privacy policy, you could be opening yourselves up to legal issues. Creating them in WordPress is a simple task. Corporate clients should discuss these with their counsel.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we 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.

Contact forms

By sending us an email through the form on our site, you give us permission to respond by email. We’ll reply when able. We retain these on this site and its database.


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.

If you edit or publish an article, 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 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.


Submit your original articles and we might just publish them here.

We make no guarantee that we will. Any articles submitted to us, you warrant that you have the rights to such content and let us publish on our site, free of any copyright or copywrite restrictions. We reserve the right to edit prior to publishing and you may have input in the process.

If you want us to remove an article, just tell us and we’ll do so at our earliest opportunity.

We will credit you as the author and link to you as you request.

We’ll create an author account on our site, if you so wish. We’ll update that info on request.


Who we share your data with

We don’t share personalized details about those who visit our site. The tools we use might track things, I mean who knows what Google or Facebook does with our data? We don’t intentionally share any site traffic with anyone. We use Google Analytics and Google Search Console on this site to monitor web traffic and for usability error reporting and monitoring. We use Google AdWords on this site to provide ads and generate revenue for GreenBrevard.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.


You can create an account on GreenBrevard and post and reply to comments. To post comments, you have to create an account on the site. This prevents comment spam. We use Akismet to protect from comment spam. All comments are moderated by a human at GreenBrevard. We won’t allow comments with links in them, to prevent comment spam. We only require an email and an account name. Please don’t share any personal data in this account.

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 basic personal information you provide in their user profile, like name and email.

All users, mostly authors, 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.

And our team, as administrators of the site can see user info.

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.

Your contact information

We don’t intentionally share your contact information with anyone. If a newsletter is engaged, we’ll use it to send emails every so often, and you can opt out whenever you wish. The site has not historically been marketing focused, and we have not managed a newsletter for years.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect our sites as best we can with regular updates, security plugins, an amazing web hosting services, malware scans, and more. Because we don’t retain much personal data, there’s not much to safeguard.

We use Akismet to protect your comments and your account

Akismet is the most powerful anti-spam service for the web. Akismet works by checking all your comments against our constantly-growing global spam database to remove irrelevant, malicious content before it gets published and damages your site’s credibility.

Akismet gets increasingly effective over time: the more it learns, the more it protects. Its algorithms are continuously learning from content marked as spam across websites, so it more accurately detects and removes spam from sites in the future.

When Akismet is enabled on your site, only the personal data needed to carry out Akismet’s core function of protecting your site against comment spam is collected from commenters on your site. We do not sell the data you send to the Akismet service, and we do not keep it for long. We have short retention periods of between two weeks and ninety days for the vast majority of our spam-related data, at which point it is automatically deleted from our databases. Anyone can opt-out of all long-term tracking for the very small subset of data we do keep longer by using our contact form. For more information, please visit our Privacy Notice.

ADA Compliance

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

We make every effort to ensure our sites are available and usable. To that end, we pursue industry best practices, and make every effort to comply with guidelines set forth. Guidelines are just that, they are a set of changing requirements.

If you are having issues on our site, please contact us and let us know, so we can improve the experience.

Quick linksWCAG OverviewHow to Meet WCAG 2.0 (Quick Reference)


We are committed to making our website accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Our goal is to provide an accessible website that conforms to Section 508 Guidelines and the World Wide Web Consortium’s Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.

Some existing content may not be in compliance, and some content may meet only the minimum required compliance standards. This will be resolved we update their existing websites and continue efforts to monitor and maintain acceptable compliance levels. While every effort will be made, it is understood that creating accessible formats for some documentation and graphical renderings maintained by us may be technologically unfeasible, impractical, or creates an undue hardship to our operations.

We continue to make every effort to test the website and to remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from interacting with or accessing information made available on our website. If we become aware of content that does not conform to the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, we will make reasonable good faith efforts to make the content conform to the standards. We cannot control or correct problems with these third-party sites, but please let us know if you encounter difficulty with the sites we link to so we can pass the information along to the owners of those websites. You may also want to address your concerns directly to these third parties.

While this policy does provide the standard for individuals with disabilities to access Web-based information, this policy cannot anticipate every accessibility need, due to known limitations of existing technology. There may be other circumstances, independent of technology that may limit the accessibility of The Center’s websites.

While we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website, particularly as it relates to content by third parties. We are not responsible for ensuring that third-party content, software/tools, widgets, Add-ins, Plugins, APIs, etc., which are not owned by us, but are otherwise located on or linked to our websites, conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA, and shall not be liable if they are inaccessible to individuals with disabilities.

Need Help Using our Site? Contact Us

We are committed to providing an accessible website. If you have difficulty accessing content, have difficulty viewing a file on the website, or notice any accessibility problems, please contact us to specify the nature of the accessibility issue and any assistive technology you use. We will strive to provide the content you need in the format you require.

We welcome your suggestions and comments about improving ongoing efforts to increase the accessibility of this website.

If you have issues on our site, please contact us and help us improve.

Contact Info

GreenBrevard is a brand created by ©2003-2021 Longbow Strategic Group, Inc..

Longbow’s offices are located in Florida’s Space Coast at 930 S. Harbor City Blvd, Suite 505, in Melbourne, FL, 32901 in the USA.