The Eleatic Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Thank you for visiting The Eleatic website, This Privacy Policy explains the online practices with regard to your choices and information collection on the site. Any information about login, having an account or commenting, can currently be ignored, as those are not currently an option being provided by the site on the user’s side.

Information Collection and Usage


When visitors leave comments on the site the following is collected: 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 forms and email

Any information that you provide via any of the various contact forms, or otherwise send in an email, such as name, email, location and any other information that is either requested as a required element for submitting the form or that you freely provide within your information or communications. This information will be used to collect basic contact information and conduct basic communications with regard to conversations and networking.

Offline use or general transmission of information/data once submitted via the forms through email (or by direct email) may include communication or storage of contact information on various personal communication devices and platforms. If you have any questions or concerns about basic forms of communication or communication platforms, this is a notice. If you submit forms via this site you are accepting of this transmission of information through common platforms (Google, e.g, Gmail; cellphone (Android, iPhone), etc.

The forms related to third-party applications such as Google reCAPTCHA (anti-spam/abuse for forms), GiveWP/PayPal (donations) are addressed below in information related to sharing data.


This site uses some necessary cookies to speed up the website and enhance user experience. These do not store any personally identifiable information and will expire after a month.

Some third-party cookies may be used when interacting with certain elements, such as contact/donation forms. For more information, see the above information on contact forms and the below information third-party and sharing).

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.

If you visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social media

Any action taken outside of this site will be subject to terms and policies of those sites; however, any information such as is collected within the terms and usage of social media websites or information that you provide to any of the related The Eleatic pages on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, will be used in communications and contact in the same way as stated above with information and communications provided by contact forms or direct email messages.

Sharing your data with/Third-party apps

No sharing or selling of information

Information will not be shared with or sold to third parties for any purpose– business, marketing or otherwise–unless based upon prior consent and communication; nor will information be used (other than mentioned with the above subscription) for any internal marketing or commercial business-related purposes, again, unless with your consent or communication.

However, as mentioned above, when interacting with particular third party applications via the contact and/or donation forms, information may be shared.

See the below:

Google and reCAPTCHA

When submitting one of the forms mentioned above, Google reCAPTCHA maybe be used or required to prevent spam. This service may collect additional information. For Google’s related policies, see here.

Donations and GiveWP/PayPal

If you submit a donation through the site it is processed through the GiveWP, WordPress plug-in and by PayPal. Information about that donation such as your name, amount and any other provided information or relevant information will be collected in accordance with their policies and terms, as well as by this site in accordance with information that is internally or legally required for tax and other purposes. Information and/or data including browsing data and cookies may be collected through those third party sites/applications.

Subscription service and MailChimp

If you in any way, either through direct email, contact forms, newsletter signup, subscription forms or otherwise, provide your email address, it may be used to send you updates about the website, such as about new posts.

The email marketing of this site connected with MailChimp. See their legal information here.

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.


Information provided in any of the otherwise mentioned ways will be stored accordingly: donation information will be stored (as mentioned) in accordance with internal and legal necessity; contact information and communications will be stored until deleted within the context of personal usage (such as deletions of the related emails) or upon request (email

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.

Contact information

For any questions regarding your information and/or data for a request to have your information deleted from communications or otherwise, please contact via email:

Additional information

How we protect your data

Information/data transmitted via the site is secured by SSL.

Links to other sites

When you are on this site, you are subject to this Privacy Policy; however, when clicking on and following any links or third-party applications away from this site, you are subject to their policies.


Your continued use and/or the providing of any personal information through this website represents and agreement with this Privacy Policy.