Privacy Policy for the Germantown Plantation Senior Living Web Site

We collect no personal information about you when you visit this site unless you choose to provide this information to us. Our web server software, and our content management system, do collect certain information automatically, and some of this information is made available to us. This information is outlined below.

Information collected and stored automatically:

If you visit our site to read or download information, the following information is collected automatically by the web server. None of this information is used to identify you.

  • The name of Internet domain and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are connected to a network, such as the Internet). This information is used to help count the number of unique visits made to the site;
  • The date and time that you access our site;
  • The pages you visit (which helps us to determine what people are looking for);
  • The web browser you use (which helps us to design our site to accommodate the broadest possible range of web browser software); and
  • If you followed a link to get to us, the page you linked from (which helps us to determine how people are finding us, and how we can reach more people).

All of this information is used to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you. We do not track or record information about individuals.

If you send us personal information:

If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question, or by filling out a contact form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested or to apply for a position with Germantown Plantation Senior Living. Electronic mail is not secure. Therefore, we suggest that you not send personal information to us via e-mail, especially social security numbers. We may share information you give us with the appropriate hiring department head when applying for a position. Germantown Plantation Senior Living does not collect or use information for commercial marketing. We do not share our e-mail with any other organizations, unless we receive a request from an appropriate organization conducting a civil or criminal law enforcement investigation.

Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the requirements of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records retention schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration, and in some cases may be covered by the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

Social Media:

Please see our comments policy and privacy notice for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media under our Social Media Policy.

Links to other sites:

We may have links to other outside web sites (both federal and non-federal) that we do not control. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites, and users should check those policies on such sites.

Use of cookies:

“Cookies” are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of the session (“session cookies”), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a web site (“persistent cookies”). The Germantown Plantation website does not use persistent cookies. Session specific cookies may be used to improve the user experience and for basic web metrics. These cookies expire in a very short time frame or when a browser window closes and are permitted by current federal guidelines.


We maintain a variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the security of this web site and any personal information you provide to us and employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.

Changes to this policy:

We will revise or update this policy if our practices change. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our site and change the date at the bottom. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively.


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 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 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, 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 spam detection service.