Who we are

Our website address is: https://shadowingenoch.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The only personal data we collect is when you opt-in to receive our newsletter.  At that point your email address and name if you choose to give it, are collected so we can send you the newsletter.  An unsubscibe button is at the bottom of every newsletter, so you may opt-out at any time.  This data is collected by our secure email client, MailChimp.  They have many safegaurds in place for the storage of your data.  If you choose, after opting in, to then opt out, your data is deleted from our records.  


At this time, I don’t allow for comments to be left on my posts.  If that should change in the future, which I don’t plan on, this will be the policy that will come into play: 

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.


The following is not really aplicable to my website either, as I am the only one who uploads images to my website.  But just in case it is applicable in the future:

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

I do have a Contact Me page, and if you use this, you are opting in to use the form and allowing the cookies and data to be collected.  Cookies are stored for 2 days, unless an ongoing contact situation is necessary (like an ongoing Q & A session.)  We do not store this data, or automatically add you to any email lists etc, unless you specifically ask to be added.  As soon as the cookies have expired from the contact me interraction, your meta-data is removed from our files, records, and website.  


At this time, we do not allow comments to be left on our posts or pages, or logging in to our website, but if this changes in the future, and 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 then 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 are done on the WordPress and Jetpack background end of our website, but are not specific identifiers to the individual, and are not kept by me.  Cookies from this data may last for a brief period of time such as 2 days.  These analytics are done on a broad spectrum of Country of origin, post/page visited, whether the same visitor looked at one or multiple pages/posts, and through what referring website they came through, ie Pinterest, Facebook, Google search or other.  These are annonymous factors that do not identify an individual, but keep track of analytical data for the website owner.  

Who we share your data with

I do not share your data with anyone.  

How long we retain your data

Again, I don’t allow comments on my website, or registering on my website, but if this changes in the future, this is the policy:

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

My email address is Laura

at shadowingenoch dotcom

Additional information


How we protect your data

I protect your data by collecting very little.  Also there are protections in place via my email client, MailChimp.  I do not sell or give away your data.  If you opt in to receiving the newsletter, I keep close tabs on your private data and only use it for sending news and updates that are of interest to my email followers.  You may also unsubscribe at any time and then your data is erased from our client.   

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have multiple data protection procedures in place both from our secure host, Siteground, and our secure email client MailChimp.  These partners are updated regularly to keep the best protection available up to date.  We value our subscriber’s data and treat it very privately and securely.  

What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data



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