Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When you leave a comment on our site, we store your IP address and browser user agent string in order to cut down on spam comments that detract from the usability of our site.

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 any images to any part of our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Location data from images could be publicly downloaded and extracted.


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.

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 opt to register on our website, we store the personal information provided in their user profiles. Registered users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit this 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.

Additional Information

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Lancaster Homebrew collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”). This policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Lancaster Homebrew.

How We Protect Your Data

Lancaster Homebrew is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We use industry-standard security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We regularly review our security procedures to ensure that your data is handled securely.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place

In the event of a data breach, Lancaster Homebrew will promptly notify affected users via email or other means of communication. We will also work swiftly to investigate the breach, take necessary steps to mitigate any harm, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

What Third Parties We Receive Data From

Lancaster Homebrew may receive data from third-party service providers for the purpose of providing and improving our services. These third parties may include payment processors, analytics providers, and advertising partners. We only work with reputable third parties who adhere to strict privacy standards.

What Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling We Do with User Data

Lancaster Homebrew may use automated decision-making processes and profiling techniques to personalize the user experience, improve our products and services, and deliver targeted advertising. However, we do not make decisions that significantly affect individuals based solely on automated processing without human intervention.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

Lancaster Homebrew complies with all applicable industry regulations and disclosure requirements regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. If we are required by law to disclose any information, we will do so in accordance with legal processes and procedures.