Privacy Policy

Please also read our Terms and conditions of use for this website. Thank you.

Who I am

This is the personal website of Tim W. Hammett. My website is provided by Alante on the popular WordPress platform and is maintained by C. Paxton and Sarah Payne for me. The 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.


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.

At this point in time we do not allow visitors to upload any media. If you want to share images, videos or sound files we suggest you friend us on Facebook.


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.

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 from time to time 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

We won’t share your data with any third parties. Tim Hammett and or his representatives or employees my access aggregated visitor statistics from his server for the purpose of understanding rough geographical location by nation, visitor numbers, browser and device types in order to adapt the site to be better used.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is so we may 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 some or any personal data we hold about you according to your request within a reasonable period of time and for a small administrative fee provided that you supply us with genuine proof of your identity. 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.

Our contact information

Tim Hammett

Hammett Real Estate Services

(318) 396-9896

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is only accessed via password protected equipment with up-to-date anti malware software.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we become aware of a data breach we will inform you via this blog within 72 hours.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from people who willingly submit comments to the blog. The submission of any data to this blog is voluntary and undertaken by people at their own risk.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Only registered users may submit comments. All comments are moderated prior to publication or disposal. We reserve the right not to publish material that we consider to be off-topic or simply unsuitable.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

If we are obliged to provide information to the police we will cooperate fully. We may also disclose any information that we possess to judicial authorities if it proves essential to our legal defense.