Privacy Policy


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 & Emails

Bell­mont Part­ners col­lects con­tact infor­ma­tion for the sole pur­pose of send­ing e‑newsletters, which will not be sent more than twice per month. You may unsub­scribe from these com­mu­ni­ca­tions at any time. In addi­tion, we have email links avail­able on the site. If you send us an email via one of our email links you will be pro­vid­ing your email address and any oth­er per­son­al infor­ma­tion you choose to pro­vide. Email and oth­er per­son­al data sent via your email may be saved indef­i­nite­ly in our email inbox­es and per­son­al con­tact apps.


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


Our site uses a basic imple­men­ta­tion of Google Ana­lyt­ics to improve user expe­ri­ence and to mon­i­tor site usage for secu­ri­ty pur­pos­es. We track site page vis­its, amount of time on the site, user device/browser/provider set­tings, and gen­er­al loca­tion of each vis­i­tor. When traf­fic usage is sent to Google Ana­lyt­ics, IP address­es of each vis­i­tor are “anonymized” so that exact loca­tions of site users are not known.


Like any web­site that uses Google Maps, when you access the Google map used on our site, depend­ing on the pri­va­cy set­tings you have set on your brows­er, Google may be col­lect­ing infor­ma­tion about your brows­er, screen type, oper­at­ing sys­tem, IP address and loca­tion. Google col­lects this infor­ma­tion to allow you to get direc­tions to us and to help ensure the qual­i­ty of your web expe­ri­ence. You may be able to dis­able loca­tion track­ing through your web brows­er or mobile device.

Google Fonts

Our site uti­lizes Google Fonts to dis­play brand-spe­cif­ic fonts to enhance the user expe­ri­ence for vis­i­tors whose brows­er sup­ports Google fonts. The Google Fonts API is designed to lim­it the col­lec­tion, stor­age, and use of end-user data to what is need­ed to serve fonts effi­cient­ly. Font files and CSS assets may be stored in your brows­er cache. Aggre­gate font usage is mon­i­tored by Google Fonts and kept secure.


Our site host­ing ser­vice may track IP address­es, browser/OS infor­ma­tion, and site usage sta­tis­tics for secu­ri­ty purposes.

Who we share your data with

Beyond what is not­ed above for the nor­mal oper­a­tion of the web­site, and as required by legal or secu­ri­ty pur­pos­es, we do not share per­son­al data col­lect­ed through the web­site with any­one with­out permission.

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 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.

Your site usage data includ­ing your browser/OS/provider, page vis­its, and IP address may be retained indefinitely.

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.

You can con­trol many loca­tion / cache set­tings via your web brows­er and/or your mobile device. These set­tings may help to pre­vent trans­mis­sion of per­son­al data.

Where we send your data

Vis­i­tor com­ments and login attempts may be checked through an auto­mat­ed spam detec­tion ser­vice. Your anonymized site vis­it data is sent to Google Ana­lyt­ics. Your loca­tion may be trans­mit­ted to Google Maps services.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our site uses https SSL encryp­tion to help pre­vent unau­tho­rized inter­cep­tion of per­son­al data that is shared with us. Our site is host­ed via rep­utable ser­vices who val­ue your pri­va­cy and collect/use your per­son­al data to help ensure site security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the case of a data breach, we will noti­fy any/all users of the site whose stored per­son­al data may have been affect­ed. We can reset pass­words for all site users.

Contact us

If you have any ques­tions about our usage of your per­son­al data, or would like us to remove your per­son­al data from our site data­base or oth­er records please con­tact us.

Call: 612–255-1111