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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2018

Middle Sages (“we,” “us,” or “our” https://middlesages.com) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may collect from our on-line visitors. To this end, we are committed to respecting the privacy of our on-line visitors. It is our intent to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using information received from and about you with your reasonable expectations of privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how we handle information learned about you from your visit to our Internet site (the/this “Site”).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

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 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: 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.

Contact forms

The contact form(s) here log the name and email address you give as well as your letter and IP address. These are never sold but may be retained indefinitely for administrative or anti-harassment purposes.

Cookies

This Site may use “cookies” to store and sometimes track information about your on-line visits. Cookies are pieces of information that are sent to browsers from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can tell us how and when pages in an Internet site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect personally identifiable information; the information collected is in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. You will remain anonymous throughout your visit. Cookies are commonly used on Internet sites and do not harm your computer. With the information we can learn through this technology, we hope to improve this Site.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Google Analytics data is kept for administrative and informational purposes, and will never be used for marketing.

Who we share your data with

Nobody. In the case of harassment or stalking, however, evidence (the text of harassing communications as well as any and all identifying information) will be made available to law enforcement. So don’t be a bitch.

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, and furthermore serves as evidence in the case of harassment of trolling.

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.

If you submit a letter through the contact form(s), the information you input on the form(s) is/are retained indefinitely for administrative, security, or legal reasons.

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. IP addresses are also automatically checked against malware/hacking blacklists.

Your contact information…

…will never be sold to any third party. You may, if you have signed up for the email newsletter or bought subscriptions or ebooks, also get occasional email newsletters.

Identifiable Information

Middle Sages collects personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, E-mail addresses and the like, only when voluntarily provided by a Site visitor. Any and all such information collected by us is used for our internal business purposes only.  Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not allow such collected information to be sold, traded, disclosed to or viewed by any third party.

We may, however, share the personally identifiable information we collect about you in limited circumstances, including:

  • when you give us your consent to share this information;
  • when we need to share this information to provide a service that you have requested. For example, we may share information with third-party service providers for market research; fraud protection; data analysis; and/or email management purposes;
  • when we are required by law, regulation or legal process to disclose information; or
  • when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

You will not receive E-mail as a result of visiting this site unless you request it.

Non-Personal Usage Information

We may also gather certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of our Site automatically (“Usage Information”). For example, we collect your IP address and browser information every time you visit our Site. This information is used to analyze and improve our Site and provide our users with a fulfilling experience. We may share Usage Information or aggregate information (information that does not directly identify an individual) with third parties for lawful purposes.

We use Google Analytics on the Site to collect Usage Information, to analyze how users use the Site and to provide advertisements to you on other Internet sites. For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Links to Other Sites

As a resource to our visitors, Middle Sages may provide links to other Internet sites. Please be aware that we do not control other Internet sites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those Internet sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every Internet site you visit.

Children

This Site is not intended for children under the age of 18. We will not knowingly collect information from Site visitors in this age group. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us with the information below. Parents and guardians are urged to monitor and supervise their children’s online activity.

How We Protect Your Information

We use reasonable security procedures to protect your information. However, no data over the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of your information and you understand that any information that you transfer or transmit to us is done at your own risk.

Changes

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and may be made at any time without notice. Accordingly, we recommend that you consult this page frequently so that you are aware of our latest policy and/or any changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Site after we have posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates shall constitute your acceptance of any such new or revised Privacy Policy.

Other Terms

Your use of this site is subject to our Terms of Use.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about our privacy practices, please contact us at  .