Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

SierraDescents is an independent blog/website owned and operated by Andy Lewicky, a California-based skier, photographer, and writer. SierraDescents collects and stores some information about its visitors as part of the ordinary and necessary operations of running and maintaining a website.

Directly collected data includes I.P. addresses and browser type/version. These are stored in temporary server log files, which are not shared with third parties, and which are deleted periodically. Also directly collected are email addresses (when a visitor writes us or chooses to post a comment). Email addresses are never shared with third parties.

SierraDescents uses Google Analytics to collect, aggregate, and analyze website usage data. This data is anonymized and then used to identify broad demographic trends (for example, what percentage of the site's visitors are male, or female, or visitors' country of origin). We also use Google AdSense, Avantlink, and Amazon services to show ads to visitors. We use Google Feedburner to serve RSS.

If your personally-identifying data appears anywhere on SierraDescents (for example, within a photograph or comment or blog post), we will edit or delete it on request. If you do not consent to such collection and aggregation activities, please do not visit or use this site.

SierraDescents uses Avantlink to serve affiliate ads with our partner merchants. We also serve affiliate ads via Amazon. SierraDescents does not currently support browser do-not-track requests.

As an Amazon associate I earn on qualifying purchases, which means I might earn a commission if you click an amazon link on this site and then promptly make a purchase.

Updated Nov 7, 2021