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By Goth Kitty Lady Posted in on 21 May 2018 1247 words
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Who we are

Our website address is: It was/is permanently redirected from the original site at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: 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 can’t), 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.

Akismet Anti-Spam

Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on sites that use their anti-spam service. The information they collect depends on how Akismet is set up on the site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). This is done to catch people/bots who post spam, because while I find some spam amusing some of it can be dangerous and/or damage the site.


If you leave a comment on this 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 (you don’t, you can’t), 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 (you can’t), 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 (you can’t), 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.

The EU has declared that some consent popups violate GDPR. Our consent popup at this time and to the best of our knowledge is not one of them. 

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. When the website is YouTube you want it to do that, because that’s how it registers a view for the video creator, which is how video creators make money.

This site uses Google Fonts, because nice fonts make the pages pretty and easier to read. When you first enter the site, it fetches my chosen font(s). It also checks to see if you, through your browser or other app/software, have chosen to see text in a different font and then supplies that font for you. If Google is using their ubiquitous webfonts for some other nefarious purpose, I haven’t heard about it.

According to a notification I got last week, I also need to warn you about Google Tag Manager. We didn’t think we were using Google Tag Manager, but here’s to token compliance.


By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, Google Analytics collect some anonymous analytics data for the purposes of evaluating site traffic.

France has just (Feb 2022) declared that use of GA is a breach of GDPR because the analytics data is collects isn’t anonymous enough. One month was allowed to find and implement something different, so for the benefit of our EU readers we will use that grace period to look into compliant alternatives just in case a blanket EU block on sites using GA is forthcoming. 

Who we share your data with

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. L.S. Christopher’s Goth Kitty Gazette does not directly share visitor data with any third party. Visitor IP information is collected and utilized by our site’s analytics and security applications for the lawful basis of monitoring site traffic, generating site usage statistics, and facilitating the detection of spam and attempted unauthorized intrusions.

How long we retain your data

User and event data is retained by Google Analytics for a period of 14 months.

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 (you can’t), 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. You may request a copy of your data here.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You may contact the site owner of L.S. Christopher’s Goth Kitty Gazette at

This domain has been privately registered by the site owner; personal data of the registrant is withheld from public display as per international personal data protection regulations and ICANN. Domain registration details are available via WHOIS.

Additional information

How we protect your data

L.S. Christopher’s Goth Kitty Gazette uses embedded and external third-party security monitoring applications to protect the site database and core files.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of an intrusion into the site by unauthorized parties, all users will be notified via email as soon as the breach is detected.

What third parties we receive data from

This site receives data from Google Analytics for the lawful basis of monitoring site traffic and generating site usage statistics. This data is not used by our site for any other purpose.

This site receives data from Wordfence for the lawful basis of monitoring site traffic for site security purposes. This data is used by our site to block access by proven bad actors and prevent DNS attacks.


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