Below is the privacy policy for Lost in Our Own Worlds. It will be updated accordingly as changes are made to the website. All changes to the privacy policy are effective immediately. The privacy policy was last updated on January 21, 2021.

Privacy Policy

 

Information About This Site

This website is called Lost In Our Own Worlds. This website’s address is: https://www.lostinourownworlds.com.
The owner of Lost In Our Own Worlds uses the name Sydney Scarlet. She can be contacted through the contact form on this site.

 

What personal data does Lost In Our Own Worlds collect, and why?

 

Comments

When visitors (you) leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form is collected. The visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string is also collected, 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.

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service, Akismet. The privacy policy for Akismet is the same as the one for Gravatar, linked to in the above paragraph.

 

Media

If you upload images to this website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to Lost In Our Own Worlds can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

 

Contact forms

When visitors use the contact form on Lost In Our Own Worlds, the data shown in the forms is collected. This is to ensure that information necessary to receive and respond to messages is present.

 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on Lost In Our Own Worlds 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 the login page, the site sets 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, the site 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.

When you first visit the site, a cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie is meant to improve website functionality and user experience through caching. This cookie includes no personal data, and users may remove this cookie by accessing their browser’s settings.

 

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.

 

Analytics

This website uses Koko Analytics to record information about the pages a visitor has seen, the referrers, etc. Data about visitors does not leave this site. No personal information that could lead to the identification of a visitor is collected. This plugin uses a cookie to collect information. Users may chose to delete this cookie or opt out of its use.

 

How long your data is retained

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

For users that register on the website (if any), the personal information you provide is stored in your 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.

 

Who is your data shared with?

You data is only shared with entities that are necessary for the operation of Lost In Our Own Worlds. This may include, but is not limited to, providers of the site’s hosting, development, maintenance and management, and those providing technological support and services to upkeep the site’s appearance and infrastructure, or to make the site safer or compliant with any applicable laws.

Your personal data is not sold to any third parties.

 

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 held about you, including any data you provided to this site. You can also request any personal data held about you is erased. This does not include any data that must be keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Visitors Under 13 Years of Age

This website is not meant to be used by children under thirteen (13) years of age. Children under 13 should never enter personal data on this website. Data is not knowingly collected from children under the age of 13. If it is found that a child under 13 has entered personal data at this site, that data will be removed. Children under 13 who wish to visit or view this website must be under the supervision of parents or legal guardians.