Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is curated with comments and insights by author Fiona Broome.

Our website address is: https://ghosthunting.news.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

Media

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

To contact Fiona, visit her personal website, FionaBroome.com.

Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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.

Analytics

Any analytics gathered are automatic and originate with a third-party service such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and curation resources. We do not generate or share any analytics.

Who we share your data with

Data may be automatically shared via Google Analytics and third-party software, including security software, embedded in this website. If you click on an advertisement or affiliate link, your information may be visible to the site you visit. 

How long we retain your data

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

You can contact Fiona through her personal/author website, FionaBroome.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site is protected with standard WordPress security plugins.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach is detected, this website will be in maintenance mode while we resolve any issues and notify those whose information may have been compromised.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Google Analytics, some curation software, our security software, and comments left at this website.

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

Third-party spam and security software may decide to place comments in a pending or discard file.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Fiona Broome is an author. When you purchase a book she has written, co-authored, or published, she receives royalties from that purchase.

This website is also supported with affiliate links. This means: If you click on a link, Fiona Broome or New Forest Books may receive a small commission from any purchases you make. This does not affect the price that you pay. You should feel free to search for the same item or service on any search engine if you’d prefer not to use an affiliate link.

Fiona Broome and New Forest Books are participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and related websites.

Fiona Broome and the editorial staff of New Forest Books may receive review copies, sample services, or personal consultations to aid in reviewing related products and services. When a product or service is mentioned, readers should assume that Ms. Broome or an associate has access to that product or service, that the access may have been free, and was not received with any requirement to review or mention said product or service, or give it favorable treatment.

Fiona Broome and New Forest Books may also receive income from advertising placed on this website. When such advertising has been purchased, those ads are clearly indicated on the related page.