privacy Policy & dISCLAIMER

Birdgehls is found at (“Website”) and is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We believe strongly in keeping your personal information confidential and secure. The Privacy Policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared. This information is related only to this Website.

What information do we collect?

Voluntary information you have submitted

The Website collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments on our website. You may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment or using a contact form. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website (if added), and email address.

Automatically collected information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.

Contact forms

The Website uses a contact form plugin for communication. You may voluntarily submit information to the Website using this contact form. When submitting a contact form to this Website, personal data such as your name and email address will be collected. The information submitted may be kept for up to 30 days for customer service purposes. We do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.

Cookies / IP address tracking

The Website uses cookies to uniquely identify users for the purpose of log files and posting comments. No personal information is stored in these cookies and is simply a way to identify your computer.

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.


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 (Akismet anti-spam service).

An anonymised 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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Where your data is sent

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).

Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message. However, your email address and privacy will always be kept secure.

What rights you have over your data

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request.

Amend – You may reach out to us to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

How information may be used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customise the website for your account
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To provide you with user support
  • To track and measure advertising on the website
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third-party use of information

The Website utilises the following third-party services and each one has their own respective privacy policies to determine the use of your personal information:

Google Analytics

This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.


This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications (name is for “personalisation” of communication). Please refer to Substack’s privacy policy for further information.

Opting out

If the Website chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out.

Third party advertising

Display ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in re-marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate program participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. This is done with no extra cost to you, as the consumer.

Sensitive personal information

We ask that at no time you submit personal information to this Website. This includes information regarding race and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background and social security number. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s information

This Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under 16 on its database, please contact us immediately via the form on the contact page. We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact information

For questions related to this Privacy Policy, get in touch anytime via the form on the contact page.

Last updated: 7 January, 2023


Terms of use

This website contains general information written by Birdgehls and any information you use is at your own risk. Although all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of content provided, Birdgehls accepts no responsibility and is not liable for instances or problems that arise after reading this website.


Birdgehls is the legal copyright holder and owner of all written and visual content, unless otherwise stated. Reprinting, republishing or copying of any content on this site, whether whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without written consent of the copyright owner. Action will be taken if written consent is not obtained.

All photos, illustrations and designs are the property of Birdgehls, unless otherwise states, and may not be used, reproduced, copied or republished elsewhere without full written permission from the copyright owner. Action will be taken if written consent is not obtained.

Accuracy of information

While every effort is made to ensure information is correct and accurate at the time of writing, Birdgehls is not responsible for any errors and omissions contained in the information, or if the information is not correct. Please do your own research to confirm.

At times this website will reference other websites that are not under the control of Birdgehls. Birdgehls is not responsible for the content of those sites, and any links do not necessarily mean an endorsement of the views on those sites.

Comments are published at the discretion of Birdgehls. These comments may not necessarily reflect the views of Birdgehls. Birdgehls will not publish any comments considered to be inappropriate, abusive or spammy.

Amazon Services LLC Program

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Last updated: July, 2022