From Shady Characters

Privacy Policy

Who I am

Shady Characters is run by Keith Houston.

What personal data is collected and why

When you leave a comment on the site I will receive the data shown in the comments form, along with your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Contact form
When you contact me via the contact form, I will receive your email address.
Email marketing
If you choose to receive email updates, I will receive your email address.
Embedded content
Occasionally, an article here may include embedded content (such as videos, images or audio files) drawn from other websites. Content from other websites behaves as if you had 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.

To avoid such data collection, please disable cookies for and log out of sites you do not wish to track you.

In order to anonymously track visitor numbers, Shady Characters uses Google Analytics, which in turn places cookies on your computer. No personally identifiable information is collected by this site.

How long your data is retained

Comments and their associated metadata are retained indefinitely, in order to provide a consistent experience for visitors to the site.
Contact form
Email addresses are retained indefinitely in order to facilitate conversations with contact form correspondents.
Email marketing
Email addresses are retained indefinitely in order to provide site updates as requested.

Where your data is sent

Comments and their associated metadata are processed on a server located in the United States.
Contact form
Email addresses are processed using Gmail.
Email marketing
Email addresses provided for subscription purposes will be sent to

What rights you have over your data

If you have contacted me or otherwise interacted with this site as described above, you can request to receive a copy of all personal data I hold about you (including any data you have provided to me or the site), or to have that data removed from the site. Please use the contact form to get in touch.

Leave a comment

Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published. If you prefer to contact me privately, please see the Contact page.

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