Who I am

My name is Jim Beverly, and I have been training companion hunting retrievers for many years. My website address is https://retrievertrainer.com, and you can learn more about me at my About Jim page.


I don’t intend to enable the ability to feature to leave comments, but if I ever do for whatever reason, I’ll record the following information regarding those leaving comments in addition to the comments they leave so that I can try to identify and thwart spam:

  • IP address
  • Browser user agent string

In addition to the above information, if I ever enable Gravatar user picture portability (which I doubt will happen, especially since I do not intend to enable commenting), 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


While I do not intend to allow for media uploads to my site unless you are me or someone I designate to help update my website, 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 my site (and if I enable this capability – see “Comments” above) 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 my login page, the site 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, the site will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen option 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, which is unlikely unless you are me or one of my designates, 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

As a general rule, the content on my site is my own, however there may come a time when someone else has stated something so exceptionally that I include their content in an embedded manner (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the originator’s 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 I share your data with

I don’t share your data with anyone, however if a password reset is ever requested on your behalf, your IP address may be included in the password reset email.

How long I retain your data

For users that register on my website, I store the personal information provided in their user profile for as long as the user account exists. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). My designated website administrator and I 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 I hold about you on my website, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

If I ever enable comments, they may be checked through an automated spam detection service.