Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: This website is created by James Golding and Leisa Golding (hereafter referred to as “we”).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Orders and Payments

To fulfil your order, you must provide us with certain information, such as your name, email address, postal address, financial payment information, and the details of the product or service that you are ordering. We will only store data that is required to process and deliver your purchase. We do not store your credit or debit card details. However, as a part of the purchase process we collect your credit or debit card details and pass them to our payment processor Stripe via E-Junkie ( e-commerce platform. If you choose to use PayPal as a payment option, PayPal may request your credit or debit card details and this data will be managed by them.


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.

Mailing List Subscriptions

When visitors subscribe to our mailing list we collect their email address so that they can be notified about news from authors Leisa Golding and James Golding. A subscriber can unsubscribe at any time by going to, entering their email address and clicking the unsubscribe button. Any previous email sent to the subscriber will also have the option to manage their subscription.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform and mailing list service. To learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices click here.

Blog Subscriptions

When visitors subscribe to our blog we collect their email address so that they can be notified when a new blog article has been posted. A subscriber can unsubscribe at any time by going to, entering their email address and then following the instructions in the email sent to them. Any previous email sent to the subscriber will also have the option to manage their subscription.


If you upload images to the website, 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.

Contact form

If you use our contact form to contact us, we require your name and email so that we can respond to your request.


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We have integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

As IP anonymisation is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymised and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics.

In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at and The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics:

Our website also uses Google Analytics performance reports relating to demographics and interests and reports on Google Display Network impressions. You can disable Google Analytics for display advertising and customize the ads on the Google Display Network by visiting the ad settings at this link:

Additionally, our website uses the Jetpack plugin ( by Automattic ( to provide us with some user traffic data. This data includes the following: IP address, user ID and username, site ID, user agent, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country code. For more details about Jetpack data usage please see

Who we share your data with

Data is shared with our analytics partner Google. More details about Google’s privacy regulations can be found at

To fulfil purchases of our products and services:

  • If the user chooses credit or debit card, then we share required data, such as name, email address, postal address, IP address, and financial payment details, with E-Junkie ( and Stripe.
  • If the user chooses PayPal as the payment method, then we share required data, such as name, email address, postal address, and IP address, with E-Junkie ( and PayPal.

For more details about E-Junkie’s ( privacy policy, please see:

For more details about Stripe’s privacy policy, please see:

For more details about PayPal’s privacy policy, please see:

We also share data with Automattic via the Jetpack plugin for user analytics purposes. The data we share with them includes the following: IP address, user ID and username, site ID, user agent, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country code. For more details about Jetpack data usage please see

How long we retain your data

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data, with the exception of your comments (see next paragraph below), for the following time period: four years and two months.

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 or contacted us via the contact form, 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.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
* Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
* Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Except under exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
* Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
* Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

Additional information

We reserve the right to change this policy from time to time to update it in accordance with the current law. This privacy policy document is effective from April 23, 2020.

For purposes of EU data protection law, we (James Golding and Leisa Golding, the creators of are the data controllers of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via our contact page or email us at goldingtales [@]