Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our business name is StopTheSnirt, and our website address is: . StopTheSnirt is a subsidiary of Backer Wencel, Incorporated (BW Inc.) a wholly US based and privately help business located in Browns Valley, MN. 

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.

We do not currently make use of the Gravatar service. However, in the event that we may, 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 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 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.


We utilize Google Analytics to collect anonymized data and user activity on this site. This data is used to help us determine how to optimize the site for better performance and usability. This data is housed on Google servers and is only available to us, any third-party marketing services we may utilize and Google. Information about how Google treats this data can be found at

Who we share your data with

We do not share any user information for use outside our business. We may share some information with third-party services, such as marketing agencies, but only for the purposes of this business. 

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.

Your contact information

Personally identifiable information such as your contact information is only used for the purpose of processing orders. No contact information is shared outside of our business. 

Additional information

All personal information is encrypted and housed in our database. Database access is limited within the business. In the event that data is transferred or stored off-site, for any reason, we use industry standard encryption protocols and a limited access policy to maintain data security.

In the event of a data breach, BW Inc. will notify affected parties by email (where possible) regarding what data was breached and a time frame of when it was accessed as well as any pertinent information necessary for users to protect their data. No further information will be provided.