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To better protect your privacy this notice is provided to explain what information is gathered on this website and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, a link to it is made available on the home page and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. A more detailed explanation about how your personal information is safeguarded is described below: 


What personal data is collected


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

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.



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

On some pages users will find forms to comment and to opt-in to receive periodic email updates. The types of information collected may include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Comments
  • Choice or Preference



If you leave a comment on this 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,  a temporary cookie will be set 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, several cookies are also set 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.


Who your data is shared with

Data collected on this website will not be shared.


How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so any follow-up comments can be recognized and approved automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Personal profile information provided by users that register on this website is also stored.  Individual users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except user names). Website administrators can also see, edit or delete this 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 stored about you on this website, including any data you have provided. You can also request that the website administrator erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data that must be retained for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where your data may be sent

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


How the information you provide is used

You can register to receive email from Mara Sapon-Shevin  by using the forms provided on this website. Information you provide about yourself may be used to send periodic email updates to the email address you specify.

Your return email addresses will be used to answer any email received from you. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

Finally, Mara Sapon-Shevin and/or website administrators  will never use or share the personally identifiable information provided by you  online in ways unrelated to the ways described above.


How your data is protected

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online have been put in place on this website.


Contacting Mara Sapon-Shevin 

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, feel free to contact Mara Sapon-shevin

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