Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Blue Willow Lounge is a locally-owned bar & grill know for great food, cold beer, and fun times. If you’re in the Northeast Ohio area stop in and see us. Our homepage 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.


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.

We use Google Analytics and AddThis social share services to help us improve the user experience and allow visitors to share my free content. Both services use cookies to track which pages visitors load and share with others. We assume you’re okay with this. If not you can opt out. If you want to know more please visit the services privacy policies below.


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.


We use Google Analytics (GA) to help us provide more relevant information to my visitors. We do not use GA to store names or emails address. GA may collect your IP address and this data is used to show how long a visitor stayed on a page, and which pages they visited on what date.

Who we share your data with

In short, no one except for certain well known software services.

We use  certain software services to help us deliver current and relevant content to my visitors. These services are…

Google Analytics: Visitors’ IP addresses are are used by Google analytics to inform us of my most visited webpages.

We use Mailchimp to send out newsletter emails with valuable information about educational resources. If you choose to select “yes” on the “join our mailing list” question on any of my contact forms, then your email address and name will be stored in MailChimp’s database. Mailchimp will not share your information. We will never share your information with any third party without your permission.

Finally, We use AddThis so that visitors may share my blog posts with friends and colleagues. AddThis uses a cookie and tracks IP addresses. Their full privacy statement is here:

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 we send your data

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

Contact information

Blue Willow Lounge
9862 S. Freeway Dr.
Macedonia, OH 44056

If you have questions about our policies or wish to obtain a copy of your data we’ve collected please contact us.

The Blue Willow Lounge is a neighborhood bar & grille with cold beer and great food at great prices!
Phone: 330-467-8880
9862 S. Freeway Dr.
Macedonia, OH 44056