Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

As part of our updated Privacy Policy, C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC makes protecting your personal data a top priority.  So all of our web assets are also GDPR compliant.

1. Privacy Policy – Who we are

C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC was founded by owner, Charles E. Snyder III in September 1999.  Originally opened as Wolfen Web Design, the company was reorganized as River Valley Hosting & Web Design in 2004.  Since then, Charles reorganized his business once more in 2016 with the current agency name.

Our primary website address is:

Our business mailing address is:

C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC
801 South 16th Street
Columbia, PA 17512, USA

2. Privacy Policy – What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on our site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with 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 along with your comment.

So in other words, the only personally identifiable data is what you submit.

3. Privacy Policy – Contact form

When visitors use our contact forms, we collect the data shown in the contact form as well as the IP address to help with spam detection.

Data you submit on the form such as your email address is later used to contact you in regards to your message if needed.  So your data is stored securely and may be used later for sending you related information too.

4. Privacy Policy – Cookies

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 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.

5. Embedded content from other sites

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 and embed additional third-party tracking.  And they may monitor your interaction with that embedded content.  This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

6. Privacy Policy – Analytics

Our website uses several solutions for tracking website usage anonymously and do not store any of your personal information.  Details such as IP address, country, web browser, screen resolution, etc. are collected.  Other data such as where you visited our site from, what pages you view and how long you view them are also collected anonymously.

Since we also heavily utilize social media, some personal data may be tracked and captured if you are logged into any of those sites.  This mainly consists of Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.  So this information may be used in developing audience insights as well as for our own marketing purposes.

7. Privacy Policy – Who we share your data with

In summary, no one.  By default, we do not share your personal data with anyone at any time for any reason.  Unless we are compelled to do so for legal matters.  However, all financial transactions data is securely handled via payment gateways by private third-party service providers.

8. Privacy Policy – 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.  So the same also applies to anyone using our contact form.

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 you cannot change your username).  Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

For users that register for our newsletters, premium content or services, we also store the personal data indefinitely.  However, each recipient may elect to remove themselves from such lists at any time.

9. Privacy Policy – 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.

10. Privacy Policy – Where we send your data

Visitor comments and contact form submissions will be checked through an automated spam detection service.  All subscriptions and premium content access requests are handled through third-party service providers that must also comply with GDPR.

11. Privacy Policy Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy should be addressed to

12. Privacy Policy – How we protect your data

Our agency website is protected by standard SSL encryption on all pages.  This means any page that you visit is secure and the session is unique to you.  No information may be intercepted or viewed between transmission between our servers and your computer or device.  SSL also prevents tampering with any information as it is transmitted between you and our website.

Our site has also earned McAfee SECURE Certification for zero malicious links, zero malware, zero phishing and having a valid SSL Certificate.