Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: Goranson Consulting, Inc. is an incorporated company started in 2006 in Des Moines, Iowa. Eric Goranson is the principal employee and, along with his wife, runs the organization.


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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. We do not share, sell, or trade your information or statistical information of site visitors with third parties unless required to by law or as described elsewhere in this privacy policy page for functionality of the website. We aren’t in the business of profiting from the sale or trade of your personal data.

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. These practices are generally seen by our website providers and developer software solutions are we have no control over their privacy policies.

For users that register on our website (if available), 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 (with exceptions). 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 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. Information submitted via a contact form may also be checked through an automated span detection service. Privacy policies of those vendors are held by them (WordPress, WPForms, etc.).

General “Common-“Sense

Goranson Consulting, Inc. will do its best to keep this page up to date but we aren’t web developers nor are we coders and everyone, including you, understands that using the internet and viewing any content on devices connected to the internet comes with certain risks, privacy issues, and that technology changes faster than the average person can keep up with. We have zero intent to do anything but protect your privacy and provide amazing service but we have zero control over WordPress, our server provider(s), ours or your Internet Service Providers (ISPs), etc.

There are jerks out there. Be safe. Be smart. Browse at your own risk.

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