Federal Requirement

Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for VAX OK (vaxok.org). International law now requires that we post this policy because we link to other blogs and websites 


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.

Contact Forms and 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. We will discard it 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. We will remove login cookies if you log out of your account.

In addition, 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.

Privacy Policy | 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics | Who we share your data with | How long we retain your data

Another thing this privacy policy wants to make you aware of is in regard to analytics. If you leave a comment on this blog, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This includes your IP address. I have no control over this. It is a function of WordPress [dot] org. It is so I 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.


Privacy Policy | Your Rights Over Your Data

This is not a multi-author site and readers don’t sign up for accounts; however international law requires that this privacy policy inform you that if you did 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 We Send Your Data

Automated spam detection services may check visitor comments.

Contact Email

You may email us at opha [at] opha [dot] net.

Website Disclaimer Statement

To protect me from potential litigation I am posting this disclosure, effective, 1.12.22 This website is our opinion. The content on vaxok.org is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or animal. We (Oklahoma Public Health Association) is  responsible for the content created on this site. We are not responsible and will not be held liable for anything anyone says on this website in web comments or the laws which they may break in any country on the face of the earth through their comments’ content, implication, and intent. Furthermore, we intend to do no harm. Also, we do not intend to injure others, defame, or libel anyone. We provide information, not counsel. If people use our information (vetted by CDC) and are injured, OPHA and our partners are not responsible.

We are not responsible for the translation or interpretation of website content. This includes how punctuation, misspelled words, and bad grammar, and how these things may change the intent of a statement. Therefore, we are held harmless. Furthermore, we are not responsible for how people use the content on this website nor am not responsible if a downloadable element on this website damages or harms someone’s blog, site, or computer.

Defamatory Statements

Also, content linked to on or to this site is not my responsibility. Regarding defamatory statements bound to government, religious, or other laws from the reader’s country of origin, we are not responsible for those either. In the rare event, someone makes a financial claim against me and my website, we have set a cap limit on financial responsibility at one cent.