Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is

This project is carefully and lovingly created and curated by

  • Rain Leander web twitter
  • David G. Simmons web twitter


When anyone decides to contribute either a story or an anecdote to this project they can choose to do so either anonymously or using their real name. Each contributor can decide for themselves what personal information, if any, they choose to share.

We will never share any personal information with anyone without the express written permission of the contributor.

We will not retain any personal information about contributors after their story has been published.


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 link to external images and you would like to remain anonymous, please be careful to ensure that the image/link does not contain any personal information.


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.

We use Commento++ for commenting. You can read their code for a definitive answer on how your data is handled. Commento++ is hosted on this server so no 3rd party is responsible for your data.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

You can also comment anonymously in which case we will not retain any information about you.


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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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