Who we are

Our website address is: Barnes.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


On our site we collect data in three areas:

  1. When visitors leave comments within the comment form
  2. Browser user agent string to help spam detection
  3. The visitor’s IP address.

An anonymized string created from your email address (a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

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


If you upload images to Barnes.com, please avoid uploading images with embedded location data EXIF GPS included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on Barnes.com.

Contact Forms

Barnes.com uses contact form(s) that email the information visitor(s) enter to the site’s owner(s). That information may be temporarily stored on the site’s servers’ log files. That data is retained indefinitely both in log file and in email forms.


If you leave a comment on Barnes.com 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 additional comments.

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.

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.


Who we use your data

Provide content delivery services and to provide security tools for the site.

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, personal information they provide in their user profile is stored. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time.

Website administrators can view 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. Visitor contact information remains confidential a private.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In an event of a data breach, the site in question would be locked down and if reader information is accessed, affected users will be notified.

What third parties we receive data from

System updates from Network Solutions and WordPress.

What automated profile decision making we do with user data

Sorted by country of origin with no further use.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None, at this time.

Privacy Policy Changes

Frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of any changes.