Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

This page describes the privacy policy for the Printery House blog. Note that it is distinct from the policy for our website,

Who we are

Our website address is: This blog is run by The Printery House, a ministry of Conception Abbey, Inc., a monastic community of Benedictine monks in Conception, Missouri. Our addresses are:

The Printery House
37112 State Highway VV
PO Box 12
Conception, MO 64433

Conception Abbey
37174 State Highway VV
PO Box 501
Conception, MO 64433

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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).


This site does not accept user uploaded content.

Contact forms

There are no contact forms on this blog. Visitors wishing to contact us should visit our main site, That site has its own Privacy statement.


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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Data about page visits, clicks, etc. is collected anonymously by Google Analytics. This may include your IP address, but no other personally identifiable or sensitive information.

Who we share your data with

We may occasionally share aggregated data about site traffic with other departments of Conception Abbey and with other companies who provide consulting services to us. No personally identifiable information is included.

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.

Analytics data is retained for 36 months.

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.

Since we cannot identify personal information in Google Analytics data, we would not be able to delete anything generated by your visits.

Where we send your data

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

Contact information

If you have questions or concerns about how we use or store your data, please contact

How we protect your data

All Analytics data is stored by Google and is subject to their privacy and data protection policies. Only select employees of The Printery House have access to the data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

All Analytics data is stored by Google and is subject to their data breach procedures.