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Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 30th 2023

We understand the importance of privacy and are committed to protecting the personal information of our users. This privacy policy explains how this site collects, uses, and discloses information through our WordPress blog, Running Down The Way Up. By using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this policy.

Information Collection and Use

I use several third-party services, including Google Analytics, Google AdSense, and Monster Insights, to better understand how this website is used and to display personalized advertisements to my readers. These services may collect information such as your IP address, browser type, and location to provide more relevant content and advertisements.

Google Analytics is used to collect information about the use of the website, including the number of visitors, the websites they came from, and the pages they viewed. This information helps me understand how our website is being used and how I can improve it.

Google AdSense is used to display advertisements on the website. This service uses cookies to display relevant ads and to track the effectiveness of those ads.

Monster Insights is used to track and analyse the use of the website. This service uses cookies to collect information such as the number of visitors and the pages they view.

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. 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.

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.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

I do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your information to third parties for marketing purposes. We only share information with third parties for the purpose of providing the services we offer through our website, such as displaying advertisements through Google AdSense.

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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third-Party Links

My website contains links to third-party websites. I am not responsible for the privacy policies of these websites and encourage you to read their privacy policies before providing any personal information.


I take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. I restrict access to your information to those agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve this website.

International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

Children Under the Age of 13

This website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on this website. I do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, that information is deleted.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact me using the contact form.