Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington

Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Ava Pennington collects and retains information about you when you visit or provide information through her website. Your information is used to understand your interests and provide you with better service.

There are times when your personally identifiable information is used. For example, an email address is required to subscribe to Ava’s blog posts or e-newsletter.

Blog comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, data shown in the comments form is collected, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help detect spam. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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.

Contact forms

If you contact Ava via the contact form, your name and email are retained indefinitely. This is so she can recognize and follow up on correspondence.


Cookies are text files that are placed in your device’s browser and are used to help recognize your browser across different websites, web pages, and browsing sessions. Cookies may be used with other information to:

  • authenticate your identity when you use this website.
  • remember your preferences.
  • measure and research the effectiveness of Ava Pennington’s services and communications.
  • customize the content provided to you through this website.

If you leave a comment on this 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.

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.

Who we share your data with

While Ava Pennington uses third party vendors (such as Mail Chimp to send e-newsletters or a spam detection service such as Akismet) to communicate with you or for analytics reporting, your contact information, including your email address, will not be sold, shared or disclosed with third parties unless otherwise noted in a specific consent or other entry, or as necessary to provide communications from Ava Pennington through third party vendors.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so your comments may be recognized and follow up comments may be approved automatically instead of being held in a moderation queue pending approval.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held 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.

Preferences and Opting Out

Users may opt-out of the use of their data for internet-based advertising by any website they visit.


If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact me at:
Ava Pennington
Ava Writes
P.O. Box 1233
Stuart, FL 34995

or by email at Ava @

This privacy policy was updated on May 24, 2018.