Privacy Policy

Who we are

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.


The WP Top hat site is hosted by Our host may collect general analytics data pertaining to traffic, uploads, and geo-location. Pressables privacy policy can be seen HERE.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or give away your personal data to ANY third party. We do however use third-party vendors to render our services. These may include payment processors, analytics services, maintenance services, and WordPress plugins. You may obtain a complete list by sending a written request to

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.

Your contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, please feel free to contact us by emailing, or by filling out our contact form HERE

Additional information

WP Top Hat does not directly market to customers outside of the United States. However, our customers may market to customers anywhere in the world. We do not share your personal data with our customers, even if you are using that customer’s site. The site owner collecting your data is solely responsible for it and if you have any questions regarding how they collect or store your personal data, please contact the site owner directly or view their relevant privacy policy.

How we protect your data

WP Top Hat is committed to keeping your data private and we store only what is required to provide our products and services to you. Our site uses an SSL and data encryption to protect your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

WP Top Hat has a Full Transparency policy. In the event a data breach occurs, we will notify all affected users in writing within 4 hours of discovering the breach. Users will get full and regular updates as the breach is resolved. In addition, we will post a notice on our blog within 24 hours of the discovery of the breach, unless circumstances of the breach prevent us from doing so.

What third parties we receive data from

As part of our commitment to your privacy, we do not collect personal data from third parties without your express consent. By posting a comment or creating an account on this site, you grant us consent to collect personal data from third parties. These third parties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Social networks
  • Credit reporting agencies (For financing and/or pre-employment screening)
  • Employer (For financing and/or pre-employment screening)
  • Court records (For pre-employment screening)

This data will be collected solely on a need basis.

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

When you comment on our blog, or complete our email opt-in form, or create an account, we will add you to our mailing list, which we manage via MailChimp. Only the information you provide on the relevant form is collected and stored. You can view MailChimp’s privacy policy HERE.

If you pay us for one of our services, we may use automated billing to collect your regular payment. In such case, your payment details are not stored on WP Top Hat servers but are securely stored with our payment processor, Stripe. We do not have the ability to view your payment information such as credit card numbers, as this information is fully encrypted by Stripe. You may see the Stripe Privacy Policy here.

You may opt out of automated billing at any time. During your original registration for a paid service, you may opt out of automated payments in the signup process. If you wish to opt out of automated payments after registration, simply submit a ticket or email

Additional Information Specific To Plugins We Use

Plugin: Smush

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store.

What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

What we share with others

We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example —


We accept payments through Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).


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