The Privacy Policy of  The Bitter Southerner


In all matters, The Bitter Southerner wishes to treat its readers right, and we always take your privacy seriously.

This Policy applies to the and websites. By using our websites or services, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy. 

This Privacy Policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website. We may change this policy at any time by updating this page. You should regularly check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

The Bitter Southerner will not share (including sell, rent or exchange) your personal information with ANY third party other than as described within this privacy statement. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our company.

Information Collection & Use


If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit-card number, expiration date). We use this information only for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

The security and safekeeping of your transactional information is important to us and we make every effort to protect this information.

When you pay for our Service your credit card information is securely sent to our online payment processor, Stripe, for processing. This transaction data is transferred using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and none of your credit card data is accessed or stored by us. You can find Stripe’s privacy policy here.


If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe.

We collect information about the device and applications you use to access emails sent through our Services, such as your IP address, your operating system, your browser ID, and other information about your system and connection, and such data is not used by The Bitter Southerner in any way except to improve our Services. It is not shared with any third party.

We use MailChimp to manage our newsletter and other email lists. There is no third-party tracking in messages we send through MailChimp, but we do use MailChimp’s own analytics, which may aggregate how many subscribers open a message or click the links inside. MailChimp’s privacy policy is available here.


You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of the newsletter. You can also email to update your email address, or to request that we delete your subscription.

Contact Form

The information provided here will be used only for contact purposes and will remain completely confidential. It will not be distributed to third parties. Optionally, you may choose to provide your email address and communicate with us via email.

Third Party Cookies

The Bitter Southerner uses some third-party platforms to enhance your experience of our site.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie (third-party cookie). Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website. If you'd like to learn more about cookies and how to manage them you can visit

Our  privacy policy does not cover third-party cookies. But below, we disclose the third-party platforms we are using and their policies.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track a visitor’s progress through The Bitter Southerner website. Information collected remains anonymous and is only used to help us develop a better website experience. You can read more about Google's Privacy Policy here. 

The Bitter Southerner uses Google Analytics to generate reports on the usage of our website, such as the number of visitors to the site, search terms used, bounce rates and so on. The statistics gathered are a necessary requirement to enable us to enhance the online visibility of The Bitter Southerner. The cookies do not identify users nor do they associate IP addresses with any personally identifiable information. We use the information only to help us improve The Bitter Southerner.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this site, where you will find Google’s “opt-out” tools for various web browsers.

Add This

Using AddThis helps us spread the word about Visitors who use the AddThis service to share content do not need to register or provide any personal information.

You can read more about the AddThis Privacy Policy.

Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting


Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads on Facebook and make them more relevant to you. We may also use a cookie that allows us to learn whether someone who saw an ad on Facebook later visited our website.

Ad Roll

As you browse, anonymous third party advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partner, AdRoll, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with The Bitter Southerner. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, or telephone number.  You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll’s and their partners’ targeted advertising.

Changes to This Policy

The Bitter Southerner may make small, inconsequential changes to this policy with or without notice to you, so you’re encouraged to review the policy from time to time. Substantive changes to this policy will be emailed to users who subscribe to any of The Bitter Southerner’s newsletters or to those who submit a request to


You can contact us at if you have any questions about this policy.

This privacy policy was last modified on Nov. 18, 2014, and was first effective on Aug. 6, 2013.