MRW Web Design

Privacy Policy

MRW Web Design respects the privacy of visitors to This page explains how information about visitors is collected and used.

Key highlights

  • This website collects anonymous visitor usage data with Google Analytics to understand how people use the website.
  • You may choose to submit your data via a contact form or comment form. I will only use that data to respond to you and keep a record of interactions.
  • This site uses services such as a website firewall, spam prevention services, and YouTube embeds that may track your data as well.
  • You may request a copy of any data you have submitted to the site.
  • You are encouraged to use a browser, browser add-on, or other tools to block tracking scripts if you so choose.
  • Please contact me with any questions.

Who we are

This website ( is the business website for Mark Root-Wiley, dba MRW Web Design.

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.

Contact forms

Any email submitted through the site either for blog subscriptions or through any web form—such as the one on the Contact page—will never be shared with any third-party unless explicitly agreed to by the client in writing (such as in the case of referring the email address owner to a third-party service provider).


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.


This site collects website usage data via the Google Analytics service. Using a cookie, website visitor usage statistics are used to improve the website by doing things such as identifying popular content or learning how users find the site. Users can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

This site also tracks the number of email subscribers and those email addresses. In the past, it has tracked the number of RSS subscribers. This is used for informational purposes only to better understand the site audience.

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with anyone for that will use it for commercial purposes. Contact form messages, comments, and other submitted information may be forwarded or shared with relevant parties in order to respond to or service your requests.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

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.

This site is backed up frequently in case an event requiring a site restoration. Backups may include all site files or a full copy of the site database, including comment and form submission data. Backup zip files are stored with hashed file names to prevent filename guessing and directory browsing is disabled. Backups are securely stored on a 3rd-party cloud server operated by Amazon. (Read Amazon’s Privacy Policy.)

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.

Information submitted for scheduling an Office Hours appointment passes through the Zapier service in order to create a custom Google Calendar event that is then displayed on this website and used to ensure your appointment is held.

Any website payments submitted directly through a form on this website are processed by Stripe.

How to Contact the Site Owner

Send any questions or concerns to or via the Contact form.