Privacy Policy


Hey – Welcome to our site, A Northwest Moment.

I, Dave Scott, like to believe that my personal information is being used and treated responsibly. I don’t like to give out information that I don’t have to. I don’t connect various sites to my Facebook, Google or Microsoft accounts. I don’t think you should either.

Below is our privacy policy – mostly boiler plate – At this time, I do not offer services other than information and photography for you to enjoy. To this end, I don’t  collect any data other than what WordPress tells me here. Without it, my site doesn’t work well and your experience on my site will not be as good as it can be.

When we expand the site to include services that require you to register, we will only ask for the minimum, and we will attempt to keep that information as safe as possible. We will also update this page so you know what we are doing with it.

Thanks for reading – Dave…

Who we are

A Northwest Moment represents the Photography and Marketing business of Dave Scott.

We are located in the State of Washington, a state of the United States of America and as such operate under the jurisdiction and laws as set forth by the State of Washington.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use a number of tools to provide us with information about how you, our client, are using our site. At this time, we are using tools provided by WordPress for collecting analytic data.

Who we share your data with

At this time, we do not connect to services other than WordPress for analytics, and Gravatar for Social Media interaction.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not currently maintain any databases which contain information about you other than those mentioned above. Should we begin to offer services which require us to maintain this kind of information, we will review our data protection policies and procedures at that time. Part of this review will trigger an update to this document.

What data breach procedures we have in place


What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


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