Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are PilgrimsPath.life. Our website address is: https://pilgrimspath.life. This is an individually owned sole-proprietorship blogging project operating in the state of California, by Stewart Levine.


What personal data is collect and why


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. Currently comments are closed and probably will be during this project. Visitors can contribute by contacting Stewart directly.

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.


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

All information obtained from contact forms will be used for responding to your request and to serve you. It will be discarded afterwards.


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 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


PilgrimsPath.life subscribes to Google Analytics which accesses only public data. This aggregated data is used to learn about the behaviors of people visiting our website so that the user experience meets the needs of our potential customers.

Who we share your data with

We share data with no one and never will.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so it is recognized, denied, or approved with any follow-up comments. It is stored automatically in a moderation queue.

For users that register on this website, personal information provided is kept in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (with the exception of ones username). The website administrator 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. You can also request that we erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you choose to delete your account, all of that data will be permanently erased.

Where data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use Akismet, a WP plugin.

How data is protected

Reputable WordPress security plugins are used on the application side and Apache security solutions on the server side.

Data breach procedures in place

If site is compromised, we will inform you of the details of this event through an email.

Third parties data is received from


Decision making and/or profiling with user data



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