Orchard Housewares is committed to ensuring the protection and confidentiality of your personal and sensitive data. We respect your privacy and have developed this policy to outline the collection, usage, and storage of information. Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect data provided in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string for spam detection purposes. An anonymized string generated from your email address (hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: Gravatar Privacy Policy. Upon approval of your comment, your profile picture becomes 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 upload images to our website, please avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) within them. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience, sparing you from re-entering your details when making subsequent comments. These cookies remain active for one year.

When visiting our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies, containing no personal data and discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, several cookies are configured to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies persist for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. Selecting "Remember Me" keeps your login active for two weeks. Logging out of your account removes the login cookies.

Editing or publishing an article generates an additional cookie in your browser, which includes no personal data and signifies the post ID of the article you've edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on our site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) that behave similarly to if the visitor had visited the originating website. These external websites may collect data, utilize cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor interactions with their embedded content, particularly if you have an account and are logged into that website.


We utilize cookies and Google Analytics to monitor page views and site referrals, ensuring the improvement of our website's performance. These tools do not provide access to your personal information or identity.

Data Retention

If you leave a comment, it and its metadata are retained indefinitely to facilitate the automatic recognition and approval of subsequent comments.

For users who register on our website, their provided personal information is stored in their user profile. Users have the capability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, excluding the ability to alter their username. Website administrators have access to view and edit this information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

You have the legal right to request a copy of your personal data held by us, as well as the ability to request corrections, erasures, or the cessation of using your information. For further details, please contact us.

Changes to Our Policy

We reserve the right to periodically update this policy, and any alterations will be communicated by updating the statement on our website.