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Privacy, Cookies & Personal Data


Shady Characters places the highest importance on its readers. Comments will be retained for the lifetime of the site, but all comments remain the properties of their authors and while I may edit them for spelling or punctuation or to fix minor formatting issues, any commenter who has provided a valid email address may contact me in order to:

  • receive a list of all comments they have made; or
  • have any or all of their comments removed or edited; or
  • have their email address removed from the site’s records.

Your email address will never be divulged to any third parties.


Shady Characters uses Feedburner to manage email newsletters. To unsubscribe, either click the “unsubscribe” link in an email newsletter or contact me directly.

Separately, if you have ever contacted me via the contact form, I will have your email address on record. It will never be divulged to any third parties. If you wish me to delete your email address and/or any related email correspondence, please contact me directly.


In order to anonymously track visitor numbers, Shady Characters uses Google Analytics, which in turn places small pieces of data called “cookies” on your computer. Google promises to comply with all relevant privacy legislation, but if you prefer Shady Characters not to place any cookies in your browser, please disable cookies for this site.

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

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