Who we are

Our website address is: https://beyondthescarletsky.com.

This Privacy Policy describes how Beyond the Scarlet Sky (“we,” “our,” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares information when you use our website.

Comments

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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

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 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.

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.

Where your data is sent

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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share it. We use third-party service providers for various aspects of the Website, and their use is governed by their respective privacy policies.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

GDPR Rights

If you are within the European Union, you have rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including the right to opt-out, access, amend, or request erasure of personal data.

Information We Collect

1. Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information, such as your name or email address, when you voluntarily submit it to the Website, e.g., by leaving comments, subscribing to newsletters, or using contact forms.

2. Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources, such as third-party software integrated into the site.

3. Automatically-Collected Information: When you use the Website, we automatically collect certain information, including your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages viewed, and the dates/times of access.

4. Cookies: We use cookies to enhance your experience. You can adjust your browser settings to disable cookies, but this may affect certain functionalities.

Use of Information

We may use the collected information for the following purposes:

  • To operate and maintain the Website.
  • To send promotional information and newsletters.
  • To send administrative communications.
  • To respond to comments or inquiries.
  • To provide user support.
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website.
  • To protect against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Anonymous Data

We may use anonymous data for marketing, advertising, or other purposes. This data does not identify you individually.

Publicly Visible Information

If you create a user profile or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store preferences, record user-specific information, and customise content based on user preferences. Users can control cookie settings in their browsers.

Advertising

We use third-party advertising services that may use cookies to deliver targeted ads based on your past visits to the Website.

Sponsored Content and Affiliate Marketing

The Website may engage in sponsored campaigns and affiliate marketing. We may receive compensation for products mentioned in content. Our editorial standards on objectivity are maintained, and affiliate relationships may influence covered products.

Newsletters

Newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels to analyse the success of marketing campaigns. Subscribers can opt-out of newsletters.

Sensitive Personal Information

Do not submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes social security numbers, race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18.

Information is also not aimed at children under the age of 18; information on ‘family friendly’ activities and experiences is aimed at parents and guardians.

Image Disclaimer

Images used on this website are fully licensed from sources such as Shutterstock, Pexels and Pixabay as well as personal images.

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