Who we are

Thank you for visiting Grounded by the Farm. Our website address https://groundedbythefarm.com and this site is part of JPlovesCOTTON, LLC. We can be reached via the contact page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We love having people subscribe to the site and collect name and email address so we can notify you of other content being added to the site. On occasions we will also make you aware of other happenings with the JPlovesCOTTON, LLC including content on our other sites (Hundred Percent Cotton and JPlovesLIFE), upcoming events, etc. Email addresses may also be used to provide you content via social media services you choose to access. We do not intend to sell any email addresses or make them otherwise available to other companies/services.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and WordPress also collects the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If there were to ever be repeated abusive comments, it would result in the IP address being blocked and potential sharing with legal authorities if any threats were made, etc. I cannot imagine that happening, but the internet gets pretty wild.

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 online as well. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

As mentioned above, we can be reached via the contact page. That page collects name, email address, and IP address. It connects to spam detection and allows us to respond as appropriate.


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 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.

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.


Who we share your data with

Data about specific users is not shared with any external sites, however, using social media shares could lead to information sharing.

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.

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.

Where we send your data

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


Please use our contact page if you have any questions about the privacy policy. We are new to this space but definitely want to honor the trusted relationship we have with readers.

(first published December 2019)