Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: My hope is that you will read the following privacy policy and have this expectation confirmed: Civil War Cycling respects your privacy.

What personal data we collect and why


This site does not collect or retain visitor comments for any purpose other than to read them. Your comments will never be sold.

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.


This website does not accept media uploads from visitors. In general, if you upload images to any website, you should avoid uploading images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). This is because website visitors can download and extract the location data.

Quiz Answers and Results

This website offers visitors the opportunity to take history quizzes. Quiz results are not saved. No personally identifying information is saved.

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.

To protect the security of this website, cookies are used to monitor attempts to log in to the website

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site do not 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.


Who we share your data with

Google Analytics is installed on this website for the purpose of tracking and reporting on website traffic in general. This website’s administrators cannot see which specific IP addresses are viewing what specific pages. Your personal identity is not known.

How long we retain your data

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

This website does not currenty support user registration. If this feature is ever activated, the visitor may supply personal information that will be stored 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.

Contact information

For specific privacy concerns, you may contact sue<at> Please put the word “PRIVACY” in the subject line.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website does not collect any personal information other than what is voluntarily offered in the form of email addresses and comments. Nonetheless, HTTP traffic on this site is protected with a Secure Sockets Layer certificate.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This website does not retain data whose breach would require a remedy.

What third parties we receive data from

This website does not share data with third parties.

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

This website does not provide or use automated decision making or user profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This website is not part of a regulated industry.