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Privacy Policy

So Fly PNW believes very strongly in keeping your personal information confidential and secure. The following privacy policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.

Who we are

So Fly PNW is a family run blog about birding, nature, and photography. Learn more about us here

What Information Do We Collect?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website
So Fly PNW may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when you voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment or subscribing to our newsletter.

Automatically-Collected Information
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access this website. For example, when you use this website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using this website, such as links clicked.

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website.

How Your Information May Be Used

  • To operate and maintain this website;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure advertising on this website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Blog Comments / Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment on this website, 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. Certain information like your name (or alias) may be publicly visible. At your option, you may also add an avatar and/or a link to your website. Other users may see your username, avatar, and website information. Your email address will never be available publicly.

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 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.

Third-Party Use of Information

So Fly PNW may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, this website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

So Fly PNW currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics
This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.


So Fly PNW uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, Google AdSense, and Amazon.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser.

Affiliate Program Participation

So Fly PNW engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into this website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie may be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. Examples of affiliate programs we participate in include and Amazon.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please email us at and we would be happy to provide further clarification.