Our Cookie and Privacy Policy

Our website address is: https://www.talesofhorizon.com or https://talesofhorizon.com

Cookies

We use Cookies to improve our website and make it more accessible to you.

What are Cookies?

The moment you visit a website, that website stores Cookies into your browser. These are .txt files that perform specific functions, depending on their type.

Some Cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. For example, if you log in a wordpress website, that website will store temporary Cookies on your browser that support the log in function.

Other Cookies are not necessary, as they are not tied to the website’s core functionalities. Instead, they perform various functions like track the time you remain on the website or store your login information so you don’t have to remember it yourself. These Cookies may remain in your browser from a session, to a few hours, to indefinitely depending on their type.

Which Cookies do you use?

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

However, we use some Google Analytics Cookies, which you can refuse if you wish. With this information, we can improve the layout and functionalities of the website, in order to make it easier for you to use.

Necessary Cookies

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Function: These are Cookie Control Cookies by CIVIC. They are set by the plugin Cookie Control v8 by CIVIC, in order to remember your preferences in regards to Cookies.

Google Analytics Cookies

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Function: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.

Google Analytics stores IP addresses anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither us or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

These cookies enable Google to determine:

  • The total time you spend on our site.
  • The time you spend on each page and in what order in which you visited those pages.
  • What internal links you click (based on the URL of the next pageview).
  • Your geographic location (country and city).
  • What browser and operating system you are using.
  • Screen size and whether Flash or Java is installed.
  • The referring site.

These cookies are set only after you have given your consent to us.

Find out more on the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

How can I refuse the use of Cookies?

You can refuse the use of Cookies on our website any time. Following the latest GDPR regulation, we have installed a banner that appears when you visit our website, and gives you the chance to see what kinds of Cookies we use, and deactivate them, if you wish.

The first time you visit our website

On your first visit, the Cookie management banner appears on the left side of your screen. It explains the kinds of Cookies we use and asks you to accept the pre-set choices or change them and then accept.

On subsequent visits to our website

You can always access the Cookie management banner and change you settings. Just click the triangular button on the bottom left corner of your screen, while on our website.

How can I erase Cookies from my browser?

You can easily erase the Cookies that have been stored on your browser by our or any other website. Find more information for the browser you are using:

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera

What other personal data do you collect and why?

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When you submit a question through our contact form we collect your email address so that we can correspond with you.

Your email and message will only be stored in the website’s database and kept for future reference. We do not use your email for marketing purposes. We do not share your email with anyone.

Let’s Encrypt

Our website is an HTTPS website, which means it uses an SSL certificate, in particular the Let’s Encrypt certificate.

According to their Privacy Policy:

“When you use an HTTPS web site or other TLS service with a Let’s Encrypt certificate, your browser (or TLS client) may query Let’s Encrypt to check whether the certificate has been revoked (“OCSP request”).

If your browser makes an OCSP request, our servers will automatically record your IP address, browser, and operating system in temporary server log files.

We do not use data from OCSP requests to build profiles or identify individuals. Temporary server logs are used for operational purposes only and are normally deleted in less than seven days. We may retain a subset of server logs for longer periods in order to investigate software failures or abuse. If we do so, we will delete any stored logs when we are done investigating. We may also compute, retain and publish aggregate information from server logs, such as which certificates generate the largest volume of requests. We will always strive to ensure that such datasets do not contain information about the activities of identifiable users or devices.”

Read Let’s Encrypt’s Privacy Policy.

Mailchimp

Our website is connected to Mailchimp. If you subscribe to our newsletter, every email you will receive will contain a single pixel gif, also known as a web beacon. This enables us to recognize when you have opened an email or clicked certain links, and so records your email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign.

Read Mailchimp’s Cookie Policy.

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 do you share my data with?

We do not share your data with anyone.

Security

Our website uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology by Let’s Encrypt.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

Latest update August 8th, 2018

Contact information

If you have questions, you can contact us at: info[at]talesofhorizon[dot]com.

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