Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Our website address is: We are a “backyard homestead” and raise American Chinchilla rabbits. This website is our way to promote better understanding of, and share our passion for, this rare, heritage rabbit breed with the world!

What personal data we collect and why


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 icon is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Others are not able to determine your e-mail from this icon! It is simply a mathematically-generated block of geometric shapes and colors intended to differentiate clearly one person’s posts or comments from another’s.


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 if the photo has this data embedded. Please do not upload or attach any copyrighted images without permission from its owner.


If you leave a comment on our site you may choose to save 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. They are not stored on our website or any other public location; cookies are stored in your computer only (and can only be read by the website that created them). These cookies will be set to last for one year, but you can delete them by cleaning out your browser’s cache files (ensuring that the option to include Cookies is enabled) at any time, too.

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 only used while you’re navigating our site. It is discarded when you close your browser.

If you create an account with our site and 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. These cookies only exist on your own computer, and they allow our site to “recognize” that machine (and you) the next time you visit.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie is just a bookmark, of sorts. It includes no personal data and simply keeps track of the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Contact information

Any contact information you provide is only visible to the website administrator, and only used if you have opted in to a notification (such as a newsletter subscription) or if we are legally obligated to contact you for some reason. The exception to this are any items you choose to make viewable by other site users, such as a Facebook or Webpage link, your Twitter handle, or some other safe method. You must explicitly add this information to your profile for it to be accessible.

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 as if the visitor has visited the other website, except that only the embedded content is cached by your browser, not the surrounding images and text on that page.

These websites may have their own cookies, page counters, etc.. An example of this is a Facebook Feed. Even if the feed is embedded in a page on our website, the browser actually pulls that data from Facebook so it can be kept up-to-date. Facebook will note this as if you had visited them directly, to view that feed.

Who we share your data with

We do not, under any circumstances except those required by law through a court-ordered subpoena, share any personal account information or tracking data (such as IP address or geolocation) with any other agency, company, or individual. Only the information you choose to share can be seen by others (such as the name you’ve given for attribution on a comment you post publicly).

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Only the content submitted for publication (your comment text) is transmitted. No personal information is sent.

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. The only item unable to be changed is the username. The website administrator can also see and edit that 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.

Other questions?

You may contact us at any time if we have not addressed something in this document for which you have a concern. Please use the contact methods or links we’ve provided on our site. Thank you!