Privacy Policy

Who we are

Beyond the Fence is solely owned and operated by Melissa “Blue” Amrich. Our website address is:


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.


Your name, email address, phone number (optional), and your message information are collected when you submit the contact form on our site.  This information is stored in our email system through Gmail and is stored indefinitely. If you would like your information deleted after it is processed, please state this in your message when submitting the contact form. Information is not used for marketing purposes unless you choose to subscribe to our mailing list.


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.


You may choose to opt-in to our mailing list when submitting a contact form or by filling out the newsletter sign up form. Your name and email address are then stored and managed through MailChimp but are never shared with any other third parties. You may unsubscribe at any time.


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.



Google Analytics is used to track internet traffic data throughout this site. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use this information to help us understand website traffic and usage so that we can improve user experience. View Google’s Privacy Policy for further information:



Instagram Feed plugin uses Instagram API on website front end. All the data received from Instagram via API is cached in WordPress database for a short period to provide front end optimization. You may request us to delete your Instagram data if it is accidentally cached in our website database with hashtag feed data. Instagram saves some cookies in browsers of website visitors via API data. These cookies are mostly used for security purposes. They are regulated under terms of Instagram’s privacy policy:



Who we share your data with

Your data is viewed only by Beyond the Fence. We will not sell, rent or otherwise share this information with any other individual or business entity, except as reasonably necessary to provide products, materials, or services to you, e.g. to ship an order.



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.

Information submitted through the contact form is stored indefinitely. You may contact us to have your information erased.



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.



Contact information

You may contact us by email at, by phone at 774-571-7992, or through the contact form.



Additional information


This site runs security plugins and malware scanners to protect your data. Plugins are regularly updated to minimize risk.



Security plugins send information to Beyond the Fence regarding potential or real data breaches. These are handled immediately and anyone affected will be contacted.