Who we are

Our website address is: https://john-5.com/main.


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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. See information on third-parties and connected third-parties.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Where your data is sent

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

Third parties

Plugin: Hummingbird

Hummingbird uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Plugin: Smush

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Plugin: Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Connected Third Parties

SONGKICK tour management for tour page: Privacy Policy: https://www.songkick.com/info/privacy

YOUTUBE video player cookie policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies (Google’s standard terms).

FACEBOOK’S data use policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other (we use Facebook for article sharing and likes on the site)

X/ TWITTER’S privacy policy: https://twitter.com/privacy

JETPACK cookie policy: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/ (we use Jetpack to power a number of functionalities on the site including social media share buttons etc)

VIMEO privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy

SOUNDCLOUD privacy policy: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy/05-2018

INSTAGRAM privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content and control your account privacy and security settings here: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/privacy_and_security/

SPOTIFY privacy policy: https://www.spotify.com/us/legal/privacy-policy/

LINKTREE Privacy Policy: https://linktr.ee/s/about/cookie-notice/

Our policy regarding children’s data

We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children (person(s) under 13 years of age). We do not target children with our services.

Protecting your children online

Visit OnGuardOnline.gov for social networking safety tips for parents and youth.

Californian Consumer Protection Act and how it applies to john-5.com

john-5.com will not sell your personal information – this includes not selling personal information related to children under 16 years of age.

To find out how to access our partners policies in regards to the CCPA click to find out see how we share our data with trusted and third-party partners

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy.
Last modification was made October 9, 2023, 16:55 GMT.