… Our Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.reasoned.life.  This blog is operated by one or more individuals for the purposes of expressing our personal opinions.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect personal information on subscribers to our e-mail that notifies them of new posts.  You will be automatically subscribed if you leave a comment on this blog.  The information we collect on subscribers includes e-mail address, account preferences, IP address and technical information such as whether you accept cookies or not.  We collect this information as an integral part of the process of distributing our content, or in the case of IP addresses, to help us detect and prevent trolls and spammers.


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.  We automatically subscribe commenters to our e-mail newsletter.

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.


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 and will be renewed each time you access the site.

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.  We have no control over this process.

This applies to Disqus, the embedded site that powers our comments engine, and to Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone.

How long we retain your data

We retain your data as long as you are subscribed to this site. In the case of users banned from the site, we retain identifying information for up to five years to enforce the ban.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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 an e-mail address on this site, you may unsubscribe from that list at any time. Your e-mail address will be deleted permanently as soon as practicable after your request, except in the case of banned users, where that information will be kept for up to five years. This deletion policy does not apply to 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 located outside the EU.  The comment engine may also be located outside the EU.  We have no control over where the vendors that handle these functions locates the data.

Contact Information

For questions about our privacy policies, please fill out the Contact form.