The Realms of Talithia

Privacy Policy/License

Privacy Policy

Effective date: September 14, 2018; Updated: 5/16/19

The Realms of Talithia ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data (PD) when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

How we collect your PD.

Your data is collected via the contact form, which is a voluntary form that you must choose to fill out and submit. Data is also collected via comments on blog posts, which are also voluntary and which you must choose to create and post. You do not need to register to post a comment, and you may post comments anonymously or without entering any personal data.

Squarespace also uses cookies, both essential and non-essential, described below.

Essential Cookies.

Squarespace uses some essential cookies because they allow visitors to navigate and use key features on this site. You can see a complete listing of essential cookies HERE.

Non-Essential Cookies.

We have disabled Squarespace Analytics cookies so we will not place Squarespace Analytics cookies on your browser.

We have disabled the Activity Log so that we will not collect or see your IP addresses or other personal data.

We have opted to display a cookie banner so you can opt into our use of cookies.

See HERE for further explanation.

Our legal basis for collecting and processing your PD.

Our legal basis for collecting and processing your personal data is for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject. The legitimate interests referenced above are communications interests. If you contact us via the contact form on the website, we may respond to you at the email address you enter in the contact form for the purpose of communicating with you. If you comment on a blog post, we may respond to that post for the purpose of communicating with you. If you sign up for our newsletter, we will send you the newsletter for the purpose of communicating with you regarding our writing projects. There is no e-commerce taking place on this website as of the most current update.

The legitimate interests for collecting essential cookies is to ensure that the Service runs smoothly and that you are able to interact with it effectively.

The different ways we will use your PD.

We use your collected data for various purposes, including:

  • To provide and maintain the Service

  • To notify you about changes to our Service

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we or Squarespace can improve the Service

  • To monitor the usage of the Service

  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues

We will use your PD to respond to comments that you submit via the contact form. If you sign up for the newsletter, I will use your PD to send you the newsletter.

Those with whom we will share your PD.

We may disclose your PD in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation

  • To protect and defend our rights or property

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  • To protect against legal liability

How we will secure your information.

This website is, by default, secured via SSL. To read how Squarespace uses SSL, go HERE.

The information you enter in the contact form on this website is sent to an encrypted email address (listed at the end of this privacy policy). This information may also be stored in an Excel spreadsheet that is (or will be, if it does not exist at this time) saved in an encrypted container on a hard drive using the VeraCrypt encryption technology. If the computer on which your data is stored is ever lost or stolen, your data will not be accessible by anyone.

If you comment on a blog post, a notification is sent to an encrypted email address (listed at the end of this privacy policy). You are not obligated to enter your legal name or a legitimate email address when commenting on a blog post. You may comment anonymously.

If you sign up for the newsletter, your information will be protected in the same manner (update 5/16/19: newsletter disabled).

Links to other sites.

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's privacy.

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children have provided us with PD, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected PD from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our site and any other place where it is stored.

How long we will store your PD.

We will store your personal data until you contact us and request that we no longer store it. If we should delete this website, we will also delete your personal data.

Your right to file a grievance with the authorities.

You have a right to file a grievance with authorities. Specific authorities will vary depending on where you legally reside. It is your responsibility to determine who the proper authorities are for your legal jurisdiction.

Transfer of your personal data.

Your information, including PD, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including PD, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Your right to request, change, restrict, make portable, or erase your PD.

You have the right to request, change, restrict, make portable, or erase the PD that we have on you. If you wish to exercise this right, contact us at the email address listed at the end of this privacy policy. We have no control over, or access to, the essential cookies that Squarespace creates for the purposes listed above.

The names of the entities with which we share your PD for direct marketing purposes.

We do not share your PD with any entity for direct marketing purposes. We are unaware whether Squarespace shares the PD they obtain from you via their essential cookies with anyone, whether for direct marketing purposes or any other purpose.

Changes to this privacy policy.

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page and updating the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact us.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

By email: jlrprivacy [at] protonmail [dot] com


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