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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.


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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with:

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 your data is sent
  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

No Politics Policy for Employees and Clients


Policy Statement: At HSWH (High Sierra Websites And Hosting), we value and respect the diverse beliefs and opinions of individuals. However, to maintain a focused and professional work environment and business relationship with our clients, we have implemented a “No Politics” policy. This policy applies separately to employees and clients and emphasizes the importance of refraining from engaging in political discussions or making political social media postings that could disrupt our business operations.

Employee Policy Guidelines:

    1. No Political Discussions in the Workplace: Employees are expected to avoid engaging in political discussions or debates during work-related activities or interactions. This includes conversations related to political parties, candidates, policies, or ideologies.
    2. Neutrality in Business Interactions: While representing HSWH, employees should maintain a neutral stance on political matters. This includes refraining from expressing personal political opinions or engaging in activities that may be interpreted as endorsing a specific political ideology.
    3. Respectful and Inclusive Communication: All communication, both in-person and online, should be conducted in a respectful and inclusive manner. Demeaning, derogatory, or offensive language, regardless of the subject matter, is strictly prohibited.
    4. Social Media Postings: Employees are expected to exercise discretion and refrain from making political postings on personal social media accounts when such postings could be associated with or attributed to HSWH. This includes avoiding the use of HSWH branding, imagery, or any other indicators that may create an affiliation with the company.
    5. Compliance with Legal Obligations: This policy does not restrict employees from exercising their lawful rights or participating in protected political activities outside of work. However, individuals should ensure that such activities do not create conflicts of interest, compromise professional responsibilities, or negatively impact their working relationships.
    6. Consequences of Policy Violation: Violations of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action, ranging from verbal warnings to termination of employment, depending on the severity and frequency of the offense. The company will assess each situation on a case-by-case basis, considering factors such as intent, impact on the work environment, and previous disciplinary history.

Client Policy Guidelines:

    1. No Political Discussions with HSWH Employees: Clients are expected to refrain from engaging HSWH employees in political discussions or debates during business interactions or communications.
    2. Respectful and Professional Conduct: Clients are expected to maintain a respectful and professional demeanor while interacting with HSWH employees. Demeaning, derogatory, or offensive language, regardless of the subject matter, is strictly prohibited.
    3. Social Media Postings: Clients should exercise discretion and avoid making political postings that could be associated with or attributed to HSWH. Clients should refrain from using HSWH branding, imagery, or any other indicators that may create an affiliation with the company when making political postings.
    4. Compliance with Business Expectations: Clients are expected to comply with the policies and guidelines outlined in their respective contractual agreements and agreements for services with HSWH. This includes refraining from engaging in activities that may create conflicts of interest or negatively impact the business relationship.
  • Policy Review: These “No Politics” policies for employees and clients will be reviewed periodically to ensure their continued effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and business needs. Any necessary updates or revisions will be communicated to employees and clients in a timely and transparent manner.
  • By adhering to these policies, we can create an environment that fosters professionalism, collaboration, and respect, allowing us to focus on our core business goals without distractions related to political discussions or activities.

Respectful and Professional Conduct Policy for Client Employees:


At our organization, we uphold a culture of respect, professionalism, and inclusivity. We expect all client employees to adhere to the following conduct policy:

  1. Respect for Others: Treat all individuals with dignity and respect, regardless of their position, background, or characteristics. Avoid any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying, including but not limited to race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
  2. Professional Communication: Maintain professional and courteous communication with colleagues, clients, and visitors. Use appropriate language and tone in all forms of communication, whether it be in-person, written, or online.
  3. Confidentiality and Privacy: Respect the confidentiality and privacy of sensitive information related to the organization, clients, and fellow employees. Ensure that confidential information is not shared with unauthorized individuals or used for personal gain.
  4. Conflict Resolution: Address conflicts or disagreements in a constructive manner. Engage in open and respectful dialogue, actively listening to others’ perspectives, and seeking common ground to find resolution.
  5. Punctuality and Attendance: Arrive on time for work, meetings, and appointments. Notify supervisors or relevant parties in advance if unable to attend or fulfill work responsibilities.
  6. Professional Appearance: Present oneself in a professional and appropriate manner, adhering to any dress code or grooming standards set by the organization or client.
  7. Workplace Safety: Follow all safety protocols and procedures to ensure a safe and secure work environment for everyone. Report any potential hazards or safety concerns to the appropriate authorities.
  8. Compliance with Policies and Laws: Familiarize yourself with and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies of the organization and client. This includes but is not limited to policies on data protection, IT security, and ethical conduct.
  9. Positive Work Environment: Foster a positive and inclusive work environment by treating colleagues with kindness, cooperation, and support. Avoid engaging in any behavior that may create a hostile, intimidating, or uncomfortable atmosphere.
  10. Continuous Professional Development: Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional growth by seeking opportunities to enhance skills, knowledge, and abilities related to your role.

Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or contract. We encourage all client employees to uphold these standards and contribute to a respectful and professional work environment.

Note: This policy serves as a general guideline and may be subject to specific modifications or additions as determined by the organization or client’s policies and requirements.

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