Who is WebDev By The Bay

Web Development located in Hollister California.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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


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.


How long we retain your data

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 malware spam detection service. We do not use vulnerability scanning.

How we protect your data

Your data is only visible to our administrator(s) on as needed basis. Any information you provide is confidential. All sensitive information is encrypted using industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

Third Party Disclosure

WebDev by the Bay does not sell, trade nor transfer your information to third parties. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website as long as those third parties agree to keep all information confidential. WebDev by the Bay may release information to be in compliance with local, state and federal laws, enforce our site policies, or to protect our rights and the rights of others pertaining to property and or safety.

Third Party Services

WebDev by the Bay website may at our discretion link to third party websites and or services. The Third party website or service is solely responsible for their Privacy Policy. WebDev by the Bay has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of the third party website. Any feedback on these third party sites is welcomed as WebDev by the Bay seeks to provide the highest level of integrity of our site by an to provide the best possible protection for our customers information.

Google Adsense

WebDev by the Bay uses Google Adsense Advertising.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003(CalOPPA), effective as of July 1, 2004 and amended in 2013, is the first state law in the United States requiring commercial websites and online services to include a privacy policy on their website. According to this California State Law, under the Business and Professions Code, Division 8 Special Business Regulations, Chapter 22 Internet Privacy Requirements, operators of commercial websites that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from California’s residents are required to conspicuously post and comply with a privacy policy that meets specific requirements.A website operator who fails to post their privacy policy within 30 days after being notified about noncompliance, will be deemed in violation. PII includes such information as name, street address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, Social Security number, or other details about a person that could allow a consumer to be contacted physically or online.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998(COPPA) is a United States federal law, located at 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501–6506 (Pub.L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681-728, enacted October 21, 1998).

The act, effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information by persons or entities under U.S. jurisdiction about children under 13 years of age. It details what a website operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children’s privacy and safety online including restrictions on the marketing of those under 13.

WebDev by the Bay does not market to children under the age of 13.

If WebDev by the Bay discovers that a child age 13 or younger has provided  personally identifiable information (PII), we will delete that child’s information from our records.

Fair Information Practices

FTC Fair Information Practice Principles are the result of the Federal Trade Commission’s inquiry into the manner in which online entities collect and use personal information and safeguards to assure that practice is fair and provides adequate information privacy protection. The FTC has been studying online privacy issues since 1995, and in its 1998 report,the Commission described the widely accepted Fair Information Practice Principles of Notice, Choice, Access, and Security. The Commission also identified Enforcement, the use of a reliable mechanism to provide sanctions for noncompliance as a critical component of any governmental or self-regulatory program to protect online privacy.

In the event of a data breach, WebDev by the Bay will notify users via email within 7 business days and through the WebDev by the Bay website.


Sep 2, 2009 – The CANSPAM Act, a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have you stop emailing them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

WebDev by the Bay collects your email address in order to:

  • Respond to inquiries and questions
  • Process orders and provide updates to your orders
  • Communicate other related products or services.
  • To provide you with relevant news about and links to our tutorials

In accordance with CAN SPAM Act, WebDev by the Bay agrees to the following:

  • We will not use false or misleading information.
  • If the correspondence is an advertisement, we will identify it as such.
  • Honor opt-out/ unsubscribe requests
  • Provide an unsubscribe link or button at the bottom of the email
  • Provide our email address with each correspondence in the case you wish to notify us that you no longer wish to be included on our mailing list(s).