Privacy Policy

This is my Disclaimer/Disclosure/Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer

WHO WE ARE

Lost Behind the Mirror is an editorial site owned by Kevin and Alicja Parks. Our website address is www.lostbehindthemirror.com . You can contact us via email – lostbehindthemirror@gmail.com

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 anonymised 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.

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.

By default WordPress (the content management system that powers the blog) does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the registered user’s (owner’s) profile. However some of the additional ‘plugins’ (technological add-ons) may collect personal data.

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.

Embedded content from other websites Posts on this site occasionally include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos). 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.

ANALYTICS

Who we share your data with and how long we retain your data By default, WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, this site used a WordPress plugin that provides analytics services, as well Google Analytics. (Information from those plugins and a link to their privacy policies will be added here.) These analytics tools provide us with basic information about who is visiting the site, such as how long they stay on a post, where they are based and which posts they visited. It does nor reveal any specific personal information that could identify an individual visitor to us.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have left comments on this site, 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.

CONTACTING US

If you are concerned about privacy, please contact us at lostbehindthemirror@gmail.com and we will answer your queries

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

We do not directly store any of your data ourselves. Please refer to the above sections for the privacy policies of our plugin partners

WHAT THIRD PARTIES WE RECEIVE DATA FROM

We do not directly store any of your data ourselves. Please refer to the above sections for the privacy policies of our plugin partners

Public Relations
Although many of the items featured on Lost Behind The Mirror are purchased, this site also accepts press samples from brands and public relations representatives. Receipt of a product does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product. While Lost Behind The Mirror attempts to accept only products of interest in hopes of lessening negative reviews, this site does not guarantee a favorable review.

Reviews are done based on honest assessments of the products and content is not pre-approved by PR representatives or brands. Products that wish to impose such limitations will not be accepted for review without compensation and disclosure as a sponsored post. Unless compensated as a disclosed sponsored or advertorial post, Lost Behind The Mirror exercises full independence over product reviews. General receipt of a product, whether solicited or unsolicited, does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product or for the substance of any content produced that discusses the product.

Press samples are not payment and are not sponsored content. They are disclosed as press samples. Posts may contain a mix of press samples and items purchased by me. They are disclosed as such.

Advertorial or Sponsored Posts
Lost Behind The Mirror occasionally includes advertorial or sponsored posts. All such posts are disclosed as being advertorial, partnered with, brought to you by, or sponsored in the post, at the top of the post.

These items may influence the advertising content, links, or post topics of this blog, but it will never influence Lost Behind The Mirror honest opinions on any product or subject. The views and opinions expressed on Lost Behind The Mirror and all related social media accounts are purely Lost Behind The Mirror. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

If a reader clicks on a link or advertisement on Lost Behind The Mirrorand subsequently makes a purchase on that website, or uses an affiliate link on Lost Behind The Mirror, Lost Behind The Mirror may receive some small form of compensation.

Affiliate Links and Advertising
Lost Behind The Mirror, at times, makes use of affiliate links. A commission is earned when a product is purchased using such a link, which helps to support the continued provision of content on the site.

No Warranty of Products
Lost Behind The Mirror makes no warranties as to the effectiveness or quality of any product. Reviews are based on personal experience and personal opinion. Individual user’s opinion may vary. Comments concerning reviews from users about their experiences are encouraged and welcome.

Site and Content Use
All material  retains its full copyright. Use of material, either in full, part, or derivative form, without express written permission is prohibited. All material, whether found directly on Lost Behind the Mirror or taken from an RSS feed is licensed for personal use only. I protect my copyright and take violations seriously. Republication without express permission may result in billing for use of the material, formal notification of the violation to hosts and advertisers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other legal action as deemed necessary. All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners.

You are not allowed to reproduce, sell, and modify any part of Lost Behind the Mirror. You are welcome to link to this blog, and to discuss its contents in a respectful manner.If you would like to contact me about using an image, you need to send me an email and obtain written permission.

Commenting Policy
Comments left by readers do not reflect the views of Lost Behind the Mirror. Do not post links of ‘come visit my blog’ or a link to your blog in the comments section of my blog, as they will be deleted. If you leave a comment with a link on my blog and it is relevant to the post, it will be left intact. Do not leave disparaging remarks on my blog. It’s not polite. If you don’t like what you see on my blog, you don’t have to read it.

Cookies & 3rd Party Advertisements
Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Lost Behind The Mirror allows third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.