Privacy Policy


Who we are

I’m Julie Daq and I run Smart Site HUB in order to provide you with the tools you need to build and maintain your WordPress website.  I also provide maintenance services for your WordPress website. My website address is and you can contact me at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect information including your name and email address through out contact form in order to reply to your messages.
If you sign up for our email list and/or resources presented on the site, we will collect your name and email address in order to send you emails relating to WordPress websites, online business practices and strategy.  You can unsubscribe at any time.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we will collect your name, email, physical address, and payment information.  We will use this information to process your purchase.  We might also send you something in the mail just to let you know we’re thinking about you and cheering you on!
We have Google Analytics and Facebook pixel tracking set up on this site in order to monitor the usage of our website so we can make sure that we continue to provide content, products, and services that will serve our visitors.


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 fill out the contact form on the site, we will keep the information you submit, including your name, email, and message for up to one year.


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.


As mentioned previously, we use Google Analytics on this site.  You can view Google Analytics’s Privacy Policy here: If you would like to opt-out of having Google Analytics record your actions on this site, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.  You can access that tool here:
We also utilize Facebook’s tracking pixel so that in the event that we decide to advertise on Facebook, we know who might be interested in what we have to offer.  You can view Facebook’s Privacy Policy here:  Please click here if you would like  to revoke your permission:

Who we share your data with

We use PayPal and Stripe in order to process transactions.
You can view PayPal’s Privacy Policy here:
You can view Stripe’s Privacy Policy here:

How long we retain your data

We retain purchase order information and contact form submission information for up to one year.
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.

Your contact information

If you are concerned about your privacy in regards to this website, you can email Julie Daq at or contact her at the following address:
620 Warbass Way #16
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

How we protect your data

We use an SSL certificate on this site so that all data is encrypted when it is sent to the server.  Both PayPal and Stripe use SSL certificates to protect all transactional data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Since we don’t personally collect sensitive data from you, a data breach is not likely.  However, in the event of a data breach, we will notify you within 48 hours.

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