Privacy Policy

I do not knowingly collect any personal data from you by your visiting my site. I am allowing you to join me on my journeys but you know the web, it collects all sorts of things that most of us know nothing about. I’ve never had a privacy policy, but given the world today, recommendations and laws within the European Union, I’ve done one using guidelines from WordPres. So, the things I’m supposed to tell you….

Who we are

Our website address 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 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 visit our login page, 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

In general I do not use content from sites other than those I own, but in case I do occasionally… 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.


I do not actively use anyone’s analytic package for gathering, tracking, using or selling any of your information. By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, it is possible my web hosting account collect some anonymous analytics data of which I am unaware.

Who we share your data with

No one.

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.

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. (But know, that I don’t have a clue of how to get to your data, so if you request this information, it will take me some time to get it to you!)

Where we send your data

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

My contact information

If you have questions or concerns about your privacy, you can e-mail me at: sylvia at sylviacrain dot com.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Protection of your data is the same as mine. I rely on the general protections of my service provider to secure their site and users, spam protection, etc.

What data breach procedures we have in place

None specifically.

What third parties we receive data from


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