At Abbott Abode, your privacy is very important and we never sell any of your information. When you’re visiting our site, we want you to feel inspired and encouraged. Here you’ll find everything you wanted to know about your data and how we keep it safe. If you have any questions, please reach out. Thank you for being here!

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.

Contact forms

We use contact forms on our site to allow you to get in touch with us or request a project quote. These forms include your name, phone number and email address so that we can reach you to provide the answer to your request. This data is emailed to our staff and is not stored in a database.

We also offer a Newsletter which you can subscribe to by choice. The Newsletter will require you to opt-in as well as confirm via e-mail that you’d like to subscribe. You are able to unsubscribe at any time.


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


Like most sites on the internet, we use Google Analytics to track website performance.

Google Analytics records data like:

  • How you got to our site (a search engine or a link from somewhere else)
  • How long you spent on our site
  • Which pages you visited
  • Details about what kind of computer and web browser you use
  • And a lot more

We use this data to understand what content our visitor find valuable and to help us improve our business. We chart our performance over time for things like page views, unique visitors, and contact form submissions.

If you would like to Opt-Out of being tracked by Google Analytics there is a browser add-on available here.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone for any reason.

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.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

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