Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Homestead Digital Media Services. Our website address is:

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.


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

Contact forms


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.

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.


We use Google Analytics to measure traffic and understand how users interact with our site. Google provides us with anonymized information regarding visitors to our site.

Who we share your data with

We will not sell giveaway or use your data for any purpose without asking your explicit permission, except for facilitating a business relationship with you, and where required by law.

We may share certain information with our payment processors in order to facilitate a business transaction. We use Paypal and Square to process payments. No payment data such as credit card number, etc is stored on this site. Our payment processors may save your data pertaining to a specific transaction, or according to your settings with said processor.

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.

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.

Data you provide in contact forms, may be stored securely to help us facilitate a business relationship with you.

Our contact information

Homestead Digital Media Services, 57 Chapman Rd, Des Moines, NM 88418


Additional information

How we protect your data

We take a multilayered security approach to our website security and protecting your data. We will not discuss specifics, for obvious reasons.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will first neutralize any ongoing attack or breach. Second we will assess damage. Third we will notify our users as quickly as possible

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive anonymized data from Google, Facebook, Twitter, or other services where we advertise and interact with the public.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not use automated decision making or profiling at this time.

Affiliate Advertising Links

We use affiliate advertising links. By clicking an affiliate link on this site, and/or making a purchase from our affiliate links, we may receive a commission. A cookie may be placed on your computer by our affiliate partner to track your purchases so that we may receive the appropriate credit. We may receive certain data related to your purchase (Name and item/service purchased) from our affiliate companies. Please refer to the affiliate company’s privacy policy regarding interaction on their websites.

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