Privacy Policy

Who we are

This site is accessible both as and as


When visitors leave comments on the site, this site collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to assist in spam detection.

An anonymized string created from the commenter’s email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if the commenter is using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of the comment, a Gravatar profile picture will then be visible to the public in the context of the comment.


If a commenter uploads images to the website, they 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 a commenter leaves a comment on this site, they may opt-in to saving name, email address and website in cookies. These are for convenience so that the commenter does not have to fill in those details again upon leaving another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor interaction with that embedded content, including tracking interaction with the embedded content if the user has an account and is logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Email addresses collected via subscriptions are used solely for the purposes of providing updates to subscribers, re: recent blog posts and announcements about Nine Keys of Abyssal Darkness. They are not shared with any third parties for marketing or etc. I assure you that I hate spam as much as you do.

How long we retain your data

Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Email addresses collected via subscriptions are retained until the subscriber unsubscribes.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, 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 (e.g. pertaining either to comments left or to email subscriptions). 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.