Content and personal data collected


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.

Any media content appearing anywhere on our Website are the property of their respective owners. To the extent any product name or logo does not appear with a trademark does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that The Compassionate Gardener has established in any of its products, features, or service names or logos.


When visitors leave comments on the site The Compassionate Gardener 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 leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address 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 have an account and you log in to this site, The Compassionate Gardener 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, The Compassionate Gardener 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.

Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall The Compassionate Gardener or its successors and affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever and howsoever arising, including any such damages resulting from a claim by any party relating to the use of this website or any associated information, products, and services, or your use of or inability to use this site. Furthermore, The Compassionate Gardener and its successors and affiliates shall not be liable for damages relating to the use of third-party sites linked to the website.

Content from other websites

Some of the media resources are from offer public domain, copyright-free, or openly licensed images and can be use for free on any website or for other purposes.
Therefore the media content adheres to the rules and conditions of such platforms such as: , ,

Third party website interaction

By accessing other third party websites through our Website you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those third party websites. The Compassionate gardener do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as I have no control over them. I do not have control over whether third parties track a user’s online activities over time and across different websites. The Compassionate gardener do not have the ability to respond to ‘do not track’ signals in this regard.

The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by The Compassionate Gardener. The Compassionate Gardener has no control over, and assumes no responsibilities for these websites (including any content, terms of use or privacy policy). You follow these links and use such third party websites at your own risk.

Any links furnished through our Website are provided to you for your convenience and any inclusion of a third party link herein shall in no way be construed as an endorsement by us of the website(s) or their content.

How long your data is retain

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so The Compassionate Gardener can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on tge website (if any), The Compassionate Gardener 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).

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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that The Compassionate Gardener erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data The Compassionate Gardener are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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

This website is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License.

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