Privacy & Cookies Policy

Hoven Consulting (referred to “we” or “us”) respects your privacy and committed to protecting it as outlined here in our privacy policy. Our website address is:


When you access our website, we learn certain information about you during your visit.

Information You Provide. The website provides various places for users to provide information. We collect information as users fill out forms, communicate with us via contact forms, respond to surveys, use our search feature, provide comments or other feedback, and provide information when ordering a product or service.

We use the information you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our services, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.

Information We Collect Through Automated Data Collection Technology. As you navigate our website, we may use automated data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about your location, traffic pattern through our website, and any communications between your computer and our Website. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

The information collected automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our website and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.


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.


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.


If you opt-in on one of our contact forms, we will keep this information for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes, unless authorized by you to do so.


We use cookies on this website to increase security, functionality, and performance. 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.


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.


If you opt-in to any service that requires payment, you and we will share your data with PayPal who’s privacy policies can be accessed here. Your opt-in also includes sharing your data with Mail Chimp and their privacy policy is located here.


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.

Google Analytics data is retained for a period of twenty-six months. We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.


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.


Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and third parties may have access to your data as noted throughout this policy.


We do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer your information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary action.

We use reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, while taking into account the personal nature of your data and risks involved in processing that information.

We may disclose your personal information to our service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you. We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency as needed to enforce our terms of service or another agreement between you and us. We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the our asserts and/or business.

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity.

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the updated date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.


Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding our Privacy Policy at:

Hoven Consulting
44 E. Mifflin St., Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703


Updated 04/03/2019