Privacy Policy

WHO WE ARE

Fiona BroomeOur website address is: http://FaerieMagick.com, which has always been owned and managed by Fiona Broome.

This is mostly a hobby website. These articles originally appeared at HollowHill.com. (That name referenced the “hollow hills” where the Tuatha De Danann retired to, many years ago.) But, when more readers wanted information about ghosts, HollowHill.com became a ghost hunting website.

That’s when Fiona started this website, to focus entirely on the fae world.

Fiona Broome has an author website (FionaBroome.com), a Facebook fan page (FionaBroomeNews), and a Twitter account (as Fiona Broome). She’s also started a Pinterest account. Other than that, anyone using her name in forums or social media… that’s not this Fiona Broome. (If someone is pretending to be Fiona, please let her know.)

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

Frankly, we don’t collect any information. All we have access to is whatever you enter into the Comments form or Contact page. That’s usually your name (or a username you’ve chosen), your IP number (which may or may not be nearby when you post your comments), and any URL you attach to the comment.

COMMENTS

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.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

MEDIA

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.

CONTACT FORMS

Our Contact page is just a Contact Form 7 form that sends your email to Fiona’s inbox.

COOKIES

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.

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.

ANALYTICS

The only analytics we ever see are in the cPanel control for this website. They’re just raw data… how many people visited this site, per day, and so on.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

No one. What you say here, stays here.

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.

YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Your name and email (and any other contact information) are never shared with anyone, ever. However, if you sign up for automatic updates via Feedburner, they maintain that mailing list, and we can access that if we ever want to. So far, in over 15 years of running this website, we’ve never looked at that list.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

We don’t share your data with anyone. Period and full stop.

WHAT DATA BREACH PROCEDURES WE HAVE IN PLACE

Our hosting service (Namecheap) is kind of amazing about protecting our websites. Also, we use Wordfence as a second layer of protection. Between the two, this site is about as safe as any hobby website can be.

WHAT THIRD PARTIES WE RECEIVE DATA FROM

If our hosting service or Wordfence see something suspicious going on at this site, they’ll tell us what looks odd to them. Other than that, we don’t receive data from anyone.

If you have any questions, please ask us. We’re doing our best to be as transparent as possible.