Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Hidden Orchards we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is Hidden Orchards policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Hidden Orchards collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Hidden Orchards purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Hidden Orchards visitors use its website. From time to time, Hidden Orchards may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Hidden Orchards also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Hidden Orchards only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Hidden Orchards website choose to interact with Hidden Orchards in ways that require Hidden Orchards to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Hidden Orchards gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Hidden Orchards updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Hidden Orchards collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Hidden Orchards. Hidden Orchards does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Hidden Orchards may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Google reCAPTCHA or Akismet services to help identify spam. may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Hidden Orchards does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Hidden Orchards discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Hidden Orchards behalf or to provide services available at Hidden Orchards website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Hidden Orchards website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Hidden Orchards will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Hidden Orchards discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Hidden Orchards believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Hidden Orchards, third parties or the public at large. Hidden Orchards takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Hidden Orchards uses cookies to help Hidden Orchards identify and track visitors, their usage of Hidden Orchards website, and their website access preferences. Hidden Orchards visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Hidden Orchards website, with the drawback that certain features of Hidden Orchards website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Hidden Orchards, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Hidden Orchards goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Hidden Orchards may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Hidden Orchards may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Hidden Orchards sole discretion. Hidden Orchards encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.