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Who we are

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

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Your email address is never made public.

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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. A consent box is now available next to the comments for you to check prior to commenting.

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.


Google Analytics is linked to this site to track user experience to help better understand user preference for improving content. Although the user and data event retention is set to not expire automatically, the data is aggregated data and is not collected for re-marketing and/or advertising. If you wish to opt out of tracking, Google Analytics has a browser extension for you to do just that using this helpful link.


Whenever a new post is published, a notification is sent to you by the third party service MailChimp, which claims to be GDPR compliant in its services. In this process, your email ID is stored by MailChimp and it also tracks subscriber behavior. You can unsubscribe anytime you want from these notifications by clicking the “unsubscribe” option at the bottom of these notification emails. Explicit consent is required upon subscription and double opt-in is also enabled for a second confirmation. This blog’s email list is also GDPR compliant via MailChimp.

Affiliate Links

This blog may contain affiliate links in some posts, which are disclosed in full transparency. Clicking on these links will take you to third party websites which are subject to their individual privacy policies.

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.

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