Privacy Notice

Hello and welcome to The Far Worlds.

Before you continue to visit this site, or sign up for a newsletter, I’d like you to look over some basic info about cookie use and what data you’re allowing me to collect when you visit.

What this site collects:
  • Your email address, if you choose to subscribe to a newsletter.
  • Technical information (like the IP address of your computer and it’s collected automatically by the web server) necessary to the routine operation of the web site and server.
How’s this data used?

The technical information is used for normal communication between your computer and my web server and is stored in server logs. My hosting company and I may use it to identify and troubleshoot problems with the server and web site, evaluate load and resource utilization, identify malicious activity, etc. I may also periodically review this data for information on how I can improve the web site, like what web browsers my visitors use so I can make sure my site works properly in those browsers, or examine historical traffic so I can project whether I need to buy more bandwidth. This data is not used for advertising or profiling site visitors.

Your email address is only used to send you the newsletters you requested. Because of how mail processing works, it may also be stored in server logs.

NEWSLETTERS

All my newsletters are 100% opt-in. I don’t buy addresses and I never sell or share them.

I’ll only use your address to send you the email you asked for, and I want to be sure you want my emails so I use a double opt-in, where you have to request a subscription and then reply with a confirmation email.

You can unsubscribe any time; it’s super easy and there are directions included in every newsletter. If you have a problem with the automatic unsubscribe, you can always email me at alex@thefarworlds.com and I’ll do it for you.

Data Security

All personal details relating to newsletter subscriptions are held securely by MailerLite, with backups of basic user information on a secure Microsoft storage account.
No personal details are passed on to any other parties, unless complying with a legal requirement (for instance a legitimate request from law enforcement).
In the highly unlikely event of a breach of security, users will be informed as soon as reasonably practicable.

Deletion

Your email address is deleted from the active newsletter mailing list as soon as the automatic unsubscribe request is processed or when I remove it manually.

Information like email and IP addresses may be retained indefinitely for purposes related to site operation like blocking malicious activity or spam.

Data sharing & access

I don’t share or sell data or use any third party data collection services. My web host has access to everything on their servers and both they and I will comply with legal requests for information.

More information

As the site evolves and I add new features and content, things may change. I might need to use more cookies or ask for additional information. If that happens, I’ll update this page and you’ll have to read this page again.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at alex@thefarworlds.com.