Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are independent plural authors who are monitoring mass media for issues and articles concerning plurals. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 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.

Contact Us & Emails to Site Admin

When visitors fill out the contact form(s) on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address to help spam detection and protection.

Information submitted in contact or email forms will go to the email server (the same server that the website is on), and be downloaded onto the admin’s private devices. It may be stored on the server or the devices indefinitely.


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

Our contact form will email the site administrator (who is plural) and thus the email will be stored on our web server, &/or on the administrator’s email server, &/or on the administrator’s computers for an indefinite amount of time. Please only submit information you’re ok with storing.

We do not use your contact information to contact you for marketing purposes.  We store it for our records and for website user and reader service.


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


This site currently uses no external analytics.  The web server tracks traffic data and has rotating logs that may contain website visitor IP addresses.

Who we share your data with

Google reCAPTCHA

If you use the submission form to submit articles, or click on the link to view the submission form, you will be sending your IP and current-page browsing information to Google.  We have implemented reCAPTCHA v3 on our site and your use of reCAPTCHA v3 is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. reCAPTCHA may only be used to fight spam and abuse on our site.

Source: Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

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.

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 such as Akismet. We may send your clicks and submission information from submission forms as required for reCAPTCHA (as outlined above) to prevent spam on the site.

Your contact information

Submitting articles, comments, emailing through the website contact form, or requesting a website account will take the information you submit and transfer it to the proper repository for said information. Emails may be stored indefinitely on the receiver’s computer or devices. Comments, articles, and account information will be stored on the web server and any relevant web server backups.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site is run on an encrypted private server that is run by plurals.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If you have given us contact information and we have a breach we will contact you in accordance with the law by the channels you have given us to contact you.

What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not have any automated decision making or profiling software, nor would we want to. Submissions are vetted by real persons. The only automated gatekeepers are the reCAPTCHA and gatekeeper questions on the site.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This is a community project.  There’s no industry or regulatory agency involved, and no disclosure requirements.