Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

A website of Gavel and Quill LLC

Located in 111 E High Street Suite 2
Bellefonte, PA, USA.


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 visit our login page, 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.

Our website uses “cookies” to enhance your experience and enable certain functionality. Cookies are small text files placed on your device by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the site’s owners.

Here’s how we use cookies:

  1. Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for our website to function. They are usually set in response to actions made by you such as setting your privacy preferences.
  2. Google Analytics Cookies: Our site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. To learn more about Google Analytics and your data, visit Google’s website.
  3. WordPress Cookies: As we’ve built our website using WordPress, it also places cookies on your device. WordPress uses cookies for authentication and security purposes, as well as to understand and save your preferences for future visits.

Please note that if you comment on posts and pages, these functionalities will be turned off and no cookies will be used to track any information in this regard.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

For more information about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, visit By continuing to use our website without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.

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 share your data with

Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting your personal information. In the normal course of business, we do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances:

  1. Service Providers: We may share your personal data with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. These providers offer services such as website hosting, data analysis, internet service providers, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other similar services.
  2. Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the site. Google Analytics will collect your IP address and other information about your behavior on our site. This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy.
  3. Legal Compliance: We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal obligations or protect and defend the rights or property of our website.
  4. Business Transfers: In the event of a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event, or the sale of all or substantially all of our assets, we may transfer your information to the successor organization in such transaction. If material changes to our privacy practices will occur as a result of the business transition, we will notify you and other users of the changes in advance.

We strive to maintain the highest standards of privacy while delivering excellent service to our customers.

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.

We take your privacy seriously and only retain personal data for as long as necessary to provide you with our services, comply with applicable legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


  1. Website Analytics: For users that visit our website, we store the personal data captured by Google Analytics. This data is retained for 26 months, after which it is automatically deleted. The data retention period allows us to analyze trends and usage over time. Please note that this data is anonymized and does not include personally identifiable information.
  2. Customer Account Information: If you create an account on our website, we store your personal information for as long as your account is active. If you deactivate or delete your account, we will also delete your personal information. However, some information may persist in backup copies for a certain period of time and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
  3. Contact Information: If you contact us via email or other direct contact methods, we retain that information for a period of six years, in line with our customer service obligations.
  4. Legal Compliance: In some cases, we may be required by legal and regulatory requirements to retain your personal data for longer periods of time.

We review our data retention periods regularly and will only hold your personal data as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as required by law. After the applicable retention period, your personal data will be securely deleted or anonymized so it cannot be linked back to you.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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.

We respect your rights to control your personal data. Our principle guidelines are simple. We will be clear about the data we collect and why. Your data collected belongs to you. We will enable you to make meaningful choices about your data, and respect your choices.

These are your rights regarding your personal data:

  1. Access: You have the right to access information we hold about you. This includes the right to ask us supplementary information about:
    • the categories of data we’re processing
    • the purposes of data processing
    • the categories of third parties to whom the data may be disclosed
    • how long the data will be stored (or the criteria used to determine that period)
    • your other rights regarding our use of your data
  2. Rectification: You have the right to request an update to your information if you believe that the personal data we hold about you is incorrect.
  3. Erasure: You have the right to request that we delete personal data about you. We will comply with this request unless certain exceptional reasons arise requiring retention.
  4. Data Portability: You have the right to request a copy of the personal data supplied to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and to transmit those data to another data controller.
  5. Restriction of Processing: Under certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  6. Object to Processing: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
  7. Automated decision-making: You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
  8. Complaints: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, which may be in the country where you live, where you work, or where an alleged infringement of data protection laws has taken place.

Where your data is sent

We respect and value your privacy and will not share your personal information without your explicit consent. However, as a global, digitally-enabled business, data may be transferred to, stored, or processed in locations outside of our immediate control. Here’s how and where that can happen:

  1. Third-Party Service Providers: Your personal data may be shared with third-party service providers that we engage to help manage our business and deliver services. These providers may be located outside of your immediate jurisdiction or the country where the data was initially collected. Examples of our service providers include payment processors, data analysis firms, email service providers, and data hosting providers like Google Analytics and WordPress.
  2. Legal Requirements and Business Transfers: We may disclose personal data if we are required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, protect and defend our rights or property, protect the safety of our users or the public, or to protect against legal liability. Additionally, in the event of a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets, we may transfer your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

While data may be transferred to third parties, we ensure all processing complies with data protection law and all personal information remains secure. When transferring personal data, we use a variety of legal mechanisms, including contracts, to help ensure your rights and protections travel with your data.

Please rest assured that we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.