Last updated: May 25, 2018


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


The data that we collect about you depends in part on actions that you take while visiting the website–for instance, we will collect different data based on your leaving a comment or subscribing to the newsletter.




If you subscribe to the Daphne J. Riordan newsletter using one of the sign-up forms, we will collect your name and email address and send them to Aweber, the vendor who provides email services for us. We do not store the data on the site; the data goes directly to Aweber.




When visitors leave comments on the site, we optionally collect the data shown in the comments form, and if you click the checkbox to remember your information, we will place a cookie.




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.




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.

We use essential third party cookies for CloudFlare, which is used for optimization and security. These cannot be opted out of, because the entire site goes through CloudFlare in order to reach you.

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.




The web hosting company, Dreamhost, which hosts this website, keeps logs of visits. Those logs contain IP addresses, among other information. The logs are kept for 3 days and then deleted. They are essential.

All other analytics that we do use anonymized data which cannot be tied to a particular person.




If you enter information into a form in order to enter a giveaway, that data will be gathered in order to complete the giveaway and award the prizes. In addition, many giveaway widgets use cookies. Please see their websites for their privacy policies.


Who we share your data with


The following vendors are used by

Aweber — if you sign up for the newsletter, your email address, IP address and other information will be stored by Aweber. Privacy policy:

Cloudflare CDN — This website uses CloudFlare CDN for speed and security. CloudFlare uses cookies in the process of delivering the website to the visitor. Privacy policy:

Dreamhost — This website is hosted by Dreamhost, and this domain is registered via Dreamhost. Dreamhost stores not only the files related to the site itself, but also essential logs containing IP address and other data about your visit. These logs are stored for three days then deleted. Privacy policy:


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.

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.

Logs are stored for three days and then deleted.

Please see the Cookies section above for details about how long different types of cookies are stored.

For users that subscribe to the newsletter, the data is kept indefinitely, until/unless the user unsubscribes or is deleted. See below for more details.


What rights you have over your data


Account Holders & Commenters


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 update your personal data or 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.


Newsletter Subscribers


If you have signed up for the newsletter, you have the right to unsubscribe, to update your data, to view a complete copy of all of your data or to have all of your data erased.


How to Make Requests


To unsubscribe from the newsletter, click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter.

To update your newsletter subscription information, click the Change Subscriber Options link at the bottom of any newsletter.

To have us:

  • pull a complete copy of your newsletter data
  • request that we erase your newsletter data
  • pull a copy of your website-related personal data
  • request that we erase your website-related data
  • request that we update your website-related data

email us at:


Where we send your data


If you fill out the form to subscribe to the newsletter, the information you enter into the form will be sent to Aweber, the vendor who manages the Daphne J. Riordan newsletter.

By visiting the site, CloudFlare will see your IP address and other related data.


Additional information


How we protect your data


We work with vendors who are GDPR compliant and make every effort to use plug-ins and tools that will not place cookies and/or will anonymize any identifying information before storing it. Privacy compliance is an ongoing process and we continue to make efforts to store as little private information as we can while continuing to provide a useful, working website.


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


The Newsletter has automated processes in place to remove subscribers if the subscriber marks an email as ‘spam’, or if the email address bounces repeatedly.


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


If required to do so by law, we may disclose your personal information.

You are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy once you leave this website.

This privacy policy may be changed at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: