Who we are

Our website address is: https://southernfriedtlc.com and it is a regional bog zine titled “Southern Fried tlc…” This Northeastern Tennessee blog zine is owned and run by Trease L Carpenter. You may contact Trease at 13trease@gmail.com with any questions, concerns or comments you may have. If you need my mailing address or physical location, please contact me by email. This Northeast Tennessee regional zine seeks to inform their reader audience of items of interest concerning our tourism, lifestyle and community in this area of the Southeastern U.S. It is our hope the zine will inspire you to visit or move to our area in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. We have a lot to offer in our locale and it’s certainly worth the visit.

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, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with 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 use 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, avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website may download and extract any location data from images on the website. But please don’t download our images for your use, unless you credit the photo to the Southern Fried tlc website or to Trease L Carpenter. These images belong to and were photographed by Trease L Carpenter. Not to properly credit the photographs to Trease L carpenter is copyright infringement. Also, don’t download the photos for commercial use or on your own blog or website. That also is copyright infringement. If you are caught using these images, the least you will be liable for is to pay a fee for using them anywhere without permission. The same goes for the content on this website blog/zine, unless you are sharing and crediting Trease L Carpenter as the author of the content and also include the website address of https://southernfriedtlc.com so you don’t run afoul of copyright laws.

Contact forms

At this time we do not use any contact forms. Should we use them in the future, we will note it in this section.


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 you do not need to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we set a temporary cookie, determining if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we also set up several cookies saving 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 persists for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are removed.

Upon editing or publishing an article, an additional cookie is 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 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. This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Google Analytics is used on this website. To opt out of Google Analytics cookies altogether go to: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on Download Page and here is a link to how Google uses the data when you use their partners’ sites or apps which also includes Google Analytics: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites in case you have any questions about this usage.

Who we share your data with

At this point, we don’t share your data with anyone to the best of our knowledge. Our host server is Hostinger, which is located at: https://www.hostinger.com/

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who 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 also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or left comments, you may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. This includes any data you provided to us. You may also request 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

You may contact Trease L Carpenter by email at 13trease@gmail.com with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.

Additional information

At this time this website isn’t being used as commercial purposes, other than inspiring you to come visit, move here or to check out our events and anything else of interest in our locale. The Southern fried tlc online regional zine blog is basically an online magazine for you to read for information about this area of the U.S.

How we protect your data

We keep your data secure by using Securi Shield and Shield Security plugins to protect your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We currently use the Securi Security and Shield Security WordPress plugins to aid and help us protect from data breaches. We also use the Askimet plugin on the website.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Google Analytics, Askimet, Securi Shield and Secure Shield to aid in making this a secure and well-run website.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Currently, we do not profile at all with user data. We do not use advertising profiles at this time, either.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

At this time there are no industry regulatory disclosure requirements for this website.

Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website. You can find our privacy policy here.


We collect information about visitors who comment on our site who use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site. But typically this includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Privacy is important. Like a logo, it needs protection. Privacy security is also important, as it enables trust between different parties.