Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is owned and authored by John Clay in the United States of America. This website address is:

This website is NOT associated with the Moto Guzzi company in any way other than being a proud owner and enthusiast of their fine Italian motorcycles.  I do not receive any compensation, financial or otherwise, from Moto Guzzi or their affiliated companies. I purchased my Moto Guzzi California motorcycle myself from one of their retail dealers, just like anyone else.  Moto Guzzi,® are among the registered trademarks of Piaggio & C., S.p.A, its affiliated and related companies and of the Piaggio Group of Companies.

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.

Contact forms

Contact form submissions are received by the owner/author of this web site. Contact form submissions are used for purposes of being able to respond to any questions or requests. Information submitted through the contact form is not used for any marketing purposes and is not shared.


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.

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.


This web site may use a tool called “Google Analytics” which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. I may use the information I get from Google Analytics to help understand website traffic and web page usage. I do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google. For more information, visit Google’s “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”:

Who we share your data with

I may use affiliate marketing services from  Their privacy policy is available here:

I may also use advertising services from Google.  Their privacy policy is available 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  and contact form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

You can contact John Clay, the creator, owner and author of this web site with any concerns regarding this privacy policy at or

Additional information

How we protect your data and data breach procedures we have in place

I do not request or store any personal information from users of this web site. The contact form and comment form are both addressed above.