Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

We are located in northern central Ohio (Ostrander, Ohio)


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


As of 3/31/2019 BerchakDesign does not permit comments for any post on this website, any responses provided via social media is covered by that sites policy.

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.


As of 3/31/2019 BerchakDesign does not permit any kind of posting of any type of media not produced by BerchakDesign as part of a project.

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

BerchakDesign asks for your Name, Email Address, Company Name, Project Name, & Subject via the contact form.  These are part of the email message related to that conversation.  Only the Name & Email Address are required because of the function of the email system.


BerchakDesign does not directly collect any internet cookie information, we do use outside analytics (Google Analytics) for the purpose of design and site performance evaluation and to determine any and all corrections needed to improve the user experience.
As of 3/31/2019 BerchakDesign does not permit commenting on any posts.

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.

As of 3/31/2019 BerchakDesign does not have accounts for users to sign up for. 
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

The content embedded via YouTube is from previous BerchakDesign clients and only use for portfolio purpose. 

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.


As of 3/31/2019 BerchakDesign uses Google Analytics to measure the site performance with the goal of improving the User Experience.  We do not download, collect or store any of this data in our records. This data is observed via Google's site.

Who we share your data with

BerchakDesign does not share any data with anyone for any reason.  

How long we retain your data

BerchakDesign directly only maintains previous project data that we are contracted to create on behalf of a client.  This is used for portfolio and promotions use only.

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

Contact information related to a specific project will be archived with said project, unless the client has ongoing projects.  


This policy will be reviewed as needed and updated when necessary.  
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