Info About Allspire Designs is the website for info on and services rendered by owner Allison McDonald. Allspire Designs is based in Ontario, Canada. For any inquiries you can reach me at

Privacy Policy/Information

What Personal Data We Collect & Why


There currently is no location for comments, and no log-in scenario, so cookies are not currently being used for this purpose.
If enabled in future (this will be updated at that time), and you leave a comment on the 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 enabled in future (this will be updated at that time), and you visit our login page, 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, 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 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.



If enabled in future (this will be updated at that time), when visitors leave comments on the site I 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.



If enabled in future (this will be updated at that time), 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

Currently no contact forms that host information on the site are being used.  All correspondence goes directly to my email.  The information you provide in any correspondence is used solely for the purpose of responding to your inquiry/request, and never used for advertising, or selling.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages 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.


There are currently no analytics being used on this

Who we share your data with

I currently am not sharing your information, however should comments be enabled, logins, or analytics, this information will be updated.


How long we retain your data


If enabled in future (this will be updated at that time), if you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


If enabled in future (this will be updated at that time), for users that register on our website (if any), I 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 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 we send your data


If enabled in future (this will be updated at that time), visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Your contact information

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the owner, Allison McDonald, and can be contacted at


Data Protection Strategies

The site uses security protocols (SSL) offered through my web hosting company. I’m also careful to partner with companies who take your information as seriously as I do.


I do my best to prevent breaches, but am equipped to respond in the event of a breach. Should you suspect a breach, please contact me immediately with as much detail as possible, so I can investigate and rectify the situation.