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Cookie Statement and Privacy Policy

Who We Are

My name is Luke Halpin, and I am a freelance WordPress web designer and graphic designer. My website address is https://lukehalpin.com. My email address is luke@lukehalpin.com and my phone number is 805-330-5582.

Data Collection


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: Gravatar Privacy Policy. 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

The contact forms I use on this website may collect your name, email address, phone number, and the message you choose to send. I collect this information in order to correspond with you and return your messages.

Newsletter Opt-in

The forms used for signing up for my email newsletter may collect information such as your name, email address, phone number, physical address, and IP address for the purpose of sharing marketing and other information regarding Luke Halpin Design Services with you. I use Mailchimp for my newsletter service. Their privacy policy can be found here: Mailchimp Privacy Policy, and their cookie statement can be found here: Mailchimp Cookie Statement.


Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help me make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide a better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

If you leave a comment on my 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 a login page, temporary cookies may be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

I currently use Plausible.io for website analytics.

Plausible is an open source web analytics program that does not use cookies, and is fully compliant with GDPR, CCPA, and PECR. We value your privacy, and Plausible.io allows us to measure website traffic while keeping measured traffic anonymous.

In the past, I have used both Google Analytics and Google reCAPTCHA.

Google Analytics uses statistics cookies. These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help me understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Google reCAPTCHA uses cookies to provide essential functions of the website related to bot detection and spam prevention. If you disable cookies, the contact forms and newsletter functions may not work. In that case, I recommend you contact me directly via the email address listed above.

The Google privacy policy can be found here: Google Privacy Policy and the Google Terms of Service can be found here: Google Terms of Service.

Data Transmission

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

Data Retention

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.

Data Rights

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.

Cookie Consent Control

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

Additionally, while most cookies are used to provide a better browsing experience, you may wish the disable cookies all together. Most modern web browsers allow you to disable cookies and tracking. I recommend visiting Cookies And You to learn more about cookies and how to control and disable them on your browser.