Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.byspearandaxe.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
When we have contact forms, it stores the name you provide and an email address. However, we do nothing to maintain that information on the 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.
We use several applications to track readership. This is important so we understand what people are reading and can understand why they read it. By doing so, we can make sure we’re providing relevant content for you. This helps us elevate your experience while here at the site.
Who we share your data with
As this site uses advertising, we may well share data with those ad services so as to help make the advertising more relevant to you. Beyond that, the site itself doesn’t give that information out to anyone. This includes Google.
Additionally, we also use affiliate links. This means by clicking those links, there will be some tracking of your behavior between our site and third party site. While this isn’t technically sharing information, it is close enough that it bears mentioning.
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.
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. Additionally, we use Google Analytics to look at your behavior once on the site, such as what pages you visit, what you click on while you’re here, and so on.
All of this is so we can provide you with a better service, however. We do not track who clicks what in any way, shape, or form. Further, once you leave our site, we do not continue to track you.
Your contact information
We do not disclose your contact information with anyone. Ever.