Privacy Policy

Who is ImagineMechanix?

This website address is: This is a website run and owned by Donna Martinez. You can contact her by completing a form.

Personal data collected and why it’s collected


When you leave a comment on the site, your name and email address is collected via the comments form. Your IP address and browser user agent string are also collected to help spam detection. Your name and email address is never shared with third-parties.

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 the service. 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.


When you subscribe to the ImagineMechanix newsletter, your email address is collected. The newsletter will be sent to your email address when new posts are published. You can unsubscribe at any time. Your email address is never shared with third-parties.


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

There is one contact form 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 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.


ImagineMechanix uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics sets up cookies to keep track of usage data. Google Analytics is used to gain insights and improve the functionality of this website.

Sharing data

Your data is not shared with any third-parties.

How long the data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to recognize you and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on the website (not applicable at this time), the personal information you provide will be stored in your 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 you’ve provided. You can also request to have personal data erased. This does not include any data kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

You can contact Donna by leaving a comment on this page.

How data is protected

This is a secure site via a SSL/TLS certificate. SSL and TLS are cryptographic protocols that provide communications security over a computer network.

A SSL/TLS certificate offers these benefits:

  • Safeguards sensitive data from being transferred between browser and server.
  • Prevents criminals or intruders from reading the information transferred.
  • Avoids misuse of vital information like credit card numbers, financial information, addresses and names.
  • Safeguards the information transferred from unwanted modification.

Source: Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).