Site Policies and Privacy

~ Privacy and Personal Data ~

COOKIES

This site uses cookies. By navigating, browsing, and interacting with this site, you accept the use of these cookies. Learn more about cookies (just not the yummy kind).

a) Heart:
If you tap the heart in posts, this uses a cookie, so that you can ‘heart’ once per post.

b) Social Media / Sharing:
If you share a post via the included share buttons (Pinterest, Twitter, etc.), these websites may collect data about you, including IP address, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor and/or trace your interaction with the shared content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

c) Analytics:
This site has analytics and statistics installed, for traffic and visitor insights.

COMMENTS

Click on the talk bubble icon (sticky share button) to jump down to the comment form. Comments are not turned on for every post, though. If you don’t see a comment form, they’re turned off.

Your comment email address is not public (only I can see it). Be polite; I don’t wanna moderate, but I reserve the right to edit or delete comments.

When you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This facilitates any follow-up comments being automatically recognized and published, instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Feel free to contact me if you’d like your comment(s) to be deleted.

This site uses Akismet for anti-spam measures. Akismet typically collects the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, email address, and the comment itself). See privacy at Akismet for details.

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. You can read the Automattic/Gravatar privacy policy here.

CONTENT ON SHELSTEPS

All content, including writing, original photography, and original graphics, is not to be copied, reproduced, or published without my written consent. Get in touch via email to ask.

You can share a post link via the included share buttons, or with a text link. The chain link icon (sticky share button) will copy the address/URL of the post for you.

EMAIL LIST / NEW POST NOTIFICATIONS

When you subscribe to email notifications, your contact info will not be shared. Unsubscribe using the link in the email message at any time. The email delivery service used is MailerLite.

LINKS

Please assume that affiliate links may be used on this site. This means that if you click a product or retailer link, and then make a purchase, I make a commission at no extra cost to you. Any affiliate income I earn goes towards keeping this site up.

Also, referral links may also be used, where I receive perks like extra storage.

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Now that we got that stuff out of the way, maybe you’d like to see my cat cafe visit? 🙂

For any questions, see contact info here to get in touch.