Privacy Policy


privacy policy

Who we are

See our About page. Our website address is: http://www.hornsbycreativegroup.com.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Regrettably, corned beef is not included.


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. If you wish to send pictures of your naught bits, please direct them to:

Dick Cheney
American Enterprise Institute
1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Contact forms

I use the WP forms plugin. Here is their privacy disclosure.


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. After that they are definitely stale and possibly moldy. Please don’t attempt to eat them at that point unless you are cookie monster. We all know he’s bat shit crazy and will eat anything.

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. If your browser doesn’t accept cookies, how will we know since we use a cookie to ask that? Ponder this for a while, maybe ask Google. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Cookies are not recyclable nor compostable, so please accept our cookies unless you hate the environment.

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. Berger cookies last about 5 minutes in my house. 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. Don’t mind the crumbs, we have a monster for those.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data or chocolate chips and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day. I don’t know about you but all this cookie talk making me quite hungry. Let’s break into song.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) just like the one above. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. This may include annoying ads over top of awesome Cookie Monster / Tom Waits mash ups.

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. Confused? Good, so are we.


We track them. Sometimes we even look at them and use them to inform our marketing and site design tweaks. Most of the time we forget to look. Here’s Google’s Privacy Policy

If you can’t cope with with that, Google makes it really easy to “no can do.” There’s an opt-out browser add-on that helps users make opting out incredibly convenient.

It’s also possible that this may be true:

  • We may at times use Google remarketing and that this will advertise your company or website across other websites that users visit
  • Which means that Google and other third-party vendors will show your ads on websites that users visit after visiting your website
  • And your ads will be shown on other websites because the user visited your website in the past
  • You can opt out of this remarketing campaign through the Google Ad Settings page

Don’t tell their lawyers I said so, but I’m pretty sure Google scans your brain and when you think “Gee, I’d like some toast.” it will start serving up You Tube Videos on the price points of burnt bread.

Who we share your data with

Only John Hornsby Creative and it’s parent, subsidiary and DBA companies and industry partners. An industry partner may be a subcontractor or other service partner that is doing work on behalf of us and our clients. We definitely don’t use it to adversely influence presidential campaigns.

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. If you comment on a comment, that’s just too damn confusing and it’s anybody’s guess.

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. In fact they are standing behind you right now. Try to act casual.

I’ve heard nothing on the internet ever really goes away, so you may want to keep that in mind.

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. You still have to fight for your right to party.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Anything else requires too many stamps to be worthwhile, and don’t even get me started on the line at the post office.

Your contact information

If you sign up for our newsletter that goes through Mailchimp. Here is their privacy policy.

Also we do make use of a few services for managing data. In addition to Google, there is and.co, dubsado, asana and acuity. I sometimes write things down on paper and loose them. Sorry about that.

Payments are handled through wepay, stripe and paypal.

There is probably other social digital wizardry that goes on between Facebook, Instagram and the like. Maybe you’ve heard of them.

Additional information

There’s like a TON of it here.

How we protect your data

Scary monsters and idle threats. Also my cousin says he’s friends with Anonymous and they are doing something amazing with bitcoins or block chains and I don’t really understand that, but it’s going to be really, really great. Did I mention Hillary’s emails?

What data breach procedures we have in place

Dude, I’m just a guy trying to make it in this crazy world. Wishful thinking and trusting the services I listed above to be much more attractive to international class action lawsuits than little old me. My lawyer* says we are in no way responsible for any data shenanigans due to breaches of third party services mentioned above or others we may have failed to mention and by being on this site or even thinking about this site or using the internet in general, you are definitely agreeing to that, even if you are not reading this.

So there.

*Remind me not to take legal advice from Cookie Monster, I think he’s drunk. Please don’t sue me.

What third parties we receive data from

Sometimes we refer business back and forth with colleagues in related fields. That would typically involve an known introduction so you’d be completely aware of it and we might resort to perhaps plying you with coffee or beer or general niceties. I have also, on occasion, heard things Jill Stein has said.

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

We do have some automated workflows for dealing with redundant steps in our communication processes. So some of the emails you receive from me, may be canned emails in which my small army of second hand bots are really being as sincere as they can while I sip rum from a coconut on the beach… I mean, as I work diligently on your project. 

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Everyone is creative.

A creative life requires bravery and action, honesty and hard work. We are here to support you, celebrate with you, and encourage you to make the things you love.

We believe in the power of community. We believe in giving a damn. We believe in face-to-face connections, in learning from others, in hugs and high-fives.

We bring together people who are driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another, and inspire change in neighborhoods and cities around the world.

Everyone is welcome.

Actually that’s the Creative Mornings manifesto.

MGMT should make an album called GDPR

In case they do, I went ahead and made the album cover and yeah I know I misspelled GDPR. It’s modern art challenging the norms of patriarchal acronyms.


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