Privacy Policy

At Evolve with Elise (, my users’ privacy is a priority.

What personal data is collected and why


When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form is collected, 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.

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

If you leave a comment on the 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.

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.


Evolve with Elise uses Google Analytics. Google analytics uses your IP address to collect data on which country users are accessing Evolve with Elise from and how they are reaching the site, e.g. via Pinterest, Instagram or an organic search. You can find more information on Google Analytics’ privacy policy here.

Information such as your device type, operating system, and browser may also be collected in order to help me understand my audience statistics and therefore improve the quality of my service by creating a more tailored experience for my users.

Who your data is shared with

Evolve with Elise will not share or sell your personal information to third parties, apart from as mentioned in the privacy policy (e.g. google analytics). Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Evolve with Elise may share anonymised statistics with third parties (for example potential collaborators) to give an overview of how users access Evolve with Elise and where in the world they are from, for example. This enables me to find collaborators that fit best with Evolve with Elise, and that will be of greater interest to my readers.

The only instance in which Evolve with Elise may be required to share personal information that can be attributed back to you without prior consent would be to comply with law or legal proceedings, or to prevent illegal activity.

Contact Information

If you have any questions on this privacy policy, you can contact me by email at