Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Ardent Leader is committed to providing its consumers with privacy as it pertains to their information. You may provide nonpublic personal information during your usage of our website. Our website address is: (hereinafter, the “Site”). This policy describes below what information may be collected from you. The policy explains the potential use of such information, and provides choices you have about the information provided including limiting the amount of information sharing.

We, us, our, its, both in the singular and plural, shall refer to The Ardent Leader. Visitor, consumer, customer, you, yours, he, him, she, her, both in the singular and plural, shall refer to the consumer or user of the Site.

Acceptance of the Policy

By accessing and using our Site, you accept and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with or you are not comfortable with any aspect of this Privacy Policy, you should immediately discontinue access or use of our Site.

The Ardent Leader does not guarantee that we can keep your information secure. Any information shared with us is done so at your, the consumer’s, risk and discretion.

This policy and everything contained herein may be updated periodically as needed. The most up-to-date version of the policy can be located on the Site at any time. By your continuous use of the Site, you are establishing consent and agreement to the updated policy.

Information Collected

The information collected by The Ardent Leader via this Site may vary based on your interactions with the Site and your submissions. We primarily collect anonymized information via cookie activity. In the event you elect to create a login profile with us, the anonymized information will be matched to that profile.

Information collected can include, but is not limited to:

  • Online Identifier Data: Geographic location/tracking details, browser fingerprint, operating system, browser name and version, and/or personal IP addresses.
  • Contact Information: Name and email address.
  • Usage Data: Authentication data, security questions, click-stream data, and other data collected via cookies.


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 Site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Our Site uses cookies and other web technologies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device by a website’s server. When you visit our Site, we may use cookies to collect non-personal information about your device or about your activity on our Site. We may use this information to improve our Site, to remember your user preferences, such as your continued level of interest in receiving information about a particular topic, or to remember your login credentials if you navigate away from our Site.

Most browsers have options that allow you to choose which cookies may be placed on your device and to delete or disable cookies. Please note thought that setting a browser to reject cookies may limit your experience on our Site.

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.

The Ardent Leader takes no responsibility and has no liability as it relates to your use of any embedded content from other websites which may be referenced in our articles. You agree and consent that by clicking on embedded links that may take you to other websites, you are doing so at your own risk and agreement to the privacy policies that govern those third-party websites.

Who we share your data with

We do not share or sell your private information unless explicit consent is received.

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.

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.

If you are a California resident, you are entitled to specific protections under the California Consumer Privacy Act (California Civil Code Section 1798.83). Beyond the information above, you may request further details regarding information sharing and usage. The Ardent Leader will respond to any such requests promptly and provide confirmation of any action taken in accordance with your request.

California consumers are also afforded protection to their Sensitive Personal Information under the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA). We do not collect any information that reaches this level of information from you.

Where your data is sent

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