Who we are

Our website address is: https://deathscapemythos.com. We a website that hosts online serial novels for The Deathscape Mythos. We are exclusively an entertainment website, and we do not sell information or charge for our services. However, any visitors who wish to do so may help the artist financially with a small sum of money of their choice. These transactions are made through Paypal, and are entirely optional.

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

We do not offer contact forms, but you may send an email to the author for any reason. All emails are deleted when any issues or questions regarding the site that they pertain to are resolved. Emails sent for any other purpose are deleted when they are answered; if we are unable to send an answer, we will delete the email within 24 hours. Note however that we do not accept advertisements, business or service offers or requests for personal information of either the author, readers or other users.

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 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

This website uses Google Analytics to track anonymous site usage data through websites. We have implemented this function using Monster Insights’ free plugin. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other information. To help further anonymize your IP address, the option in Monster Insights to remove the last octet of your IP address prior to storage has been checked.  Google Analytics is also set to automatically delete all data within 14 days; this is the minimum setting allowed by the service.

Users may opt out of Google Analytics cookies entirely by using the following browser add-on:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone. However, data may be collected if you leave a comment.

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. We do not allow individuals to register for our website, so we do not collect data related to other users.

What rights you have over your data

If you have 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.