Who we are

Barber Mike Reading (referred to as us or we) is an independent barber registered in the State of Connecticut, USA. We operate the website Barbermikereading.com (the Website). The below is the Privacy Policy which govern our use of your personal information provided through our Website.

Barber Mike Reading places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate Barber Mike Reading’s firm commitment to the privacy of our members and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by the website, barbermikereading.com, and how this information is used.

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 inspam 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

Completing a contact form is completely optional and upon completion we will use this information to reach out to you should your request or require assistance from a member of Barber Mike Reading. The information contained in our contact forms will be saved and your information will be added to our mailing list so we may provide you updates on what is taking place with Barber Mike Reading.

You may also opt out by selecting the box to not receive newsletters and other materials from Barber Mike Reading.


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, your screen display choices and your preferences. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options and preferences 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.


We do not collect personally identifiable information about your browsing habits while on Barber Mike Reading. We will use services such as Google Analytics to track anonymous aggregate data in order to improve our site and bring content to the site that is most relevant to our visitors.

Who we share your data with

We share aggregate data within Barber Mike Reading to help us determine what pages, links, search engines and posts are most relevant to our visitors. We may also share summary aggregate data with 3rd party vendors looking to understand their revenue capabilities related to advertising on barbermikereading.com

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.

Your contact information

Your contact information entered directly on barbermikereading.com is stored securely on our servers and is inaccessible without a username and password.

How we protect your data

Barber Mike Reading servers are secured by GeoTrust™ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption certificates. We use industry leading TLS AES-256 encryption when transferring contact information between your web browser and our servers.

If you were to make a payment directly through Barber Mike Reading for services we again use industry leading TLS AES-256 encryption when transferring payment information between web browsers, Stripe (our credit card processor) and your bank

In addition, Barber Mike Reading never stores any of your financial information, such as full credit card numbers and security codes (CVV numbers). This information is encrypted throughout the process and plain text credit card and CVV numbers are never available to Barber Mike Reading or Stripe.

What data breach procedures we have in place

While we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, no website can be absolutely secure, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we will not be liable for any breaches in the security of the Website.

Questions about this Privacy Policy? Please use the contact form and we will reply promptly.