Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Substructure Consulting Group and our website address is:

We’re going to be as transparent as possible with regard to your data because, you know, the golden rule, ‘treat others as you want to be treated.’ Therefore, we don’t keep any data whatsoever except a record of your email address, with the sole purpose of that being to communicate with you either directly or through our very infrequent newsletter. Outside of this, the following information below pertains to how the website functions and the requirements of the technology and plugins that help run the website. In stating this, we also promise to never sell any of your data because that is extremely unethical and breaks the trust we desire to have with you. And if, by some crazy chance we were to ever sell our business, which is highly unlikely because we love what we do and don’t want to stop doing it, your information would be given to the buyer of our business, but since all we would only have is your email address, it’s pretty safe to say that the buyer would only be getting a way to contact you and nothing more. So, without further ado, the technical details are below regarding how the technology works for this site and it’s requirements concerning any data (and our comments regarding such technical information are in parentheses).


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.

(We have comments disabled for our entire site, so you don’t really have to worry about this.)


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.

(We don’t have any need for you to ever upload anything, so you don’t really have to worry about this either.)


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.

(You can turn cookies off on your browser and still peruse our website. Go ahead, give it a try.)

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.

(Any videos embedded are hosted at YouTube or Vimeo, which we do to save space on our servers, so please check with those sites regarding their privacy policies).

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

(We don’t share your data with anyone out of respect for you and pure decency due to how we were raised. Besides, we don’t have a login section of the website so you don’t need a password, which means you don’t have to worry about this either.)

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.

(Basically, as a company we keep your email as long as we’re a company so we can contact you. If you want us to delete it, just ask and we’ll honor your request immediately. The little bit of remaining data that is stored would simply be to have information in your account, but since we don’t have such a thing on this website – you guessed it! You don’t really have to worry about us keeping anything other than your email address.)

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.

(Remember, we don’t have accounts or logins, so you’re all good here too. But if you want us to delete your email, we’ll be more than happy to do it. We’ll miss you, but we also respect your requests.)

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

(We hate getting spammed, so we run emails given to us via this website through an automated spam detection service to make sure we don’t get spammed.)