Privacy Policy

Who we are

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.


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

If you choose to sign up for the Cy Wyss newsletter from our site you may opt-in to receive infrequent email newsletters regarding topics related to but not limited to Cy Wyss, writing, reading, or reviewing. Your data is stored on secure servers at Mail Chimp and will not be sold or shared with anyone else besides the Cy Wyss team.


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


Aggregate statistics are used regarding who visits this site and who opens or engages with our newsletters for the purposes of better tailoring content for your entertainment and interest. Such statistics include, but are not limited to, location data based on IP addresses, referral browser, link engagement, or browsing time.

Who we share your data with

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.

Your contact information

If you choose to sign up for the Cy Wyss newsletter in the Mail Chimp contact form at the right, your email address and name will not be shared with any other parties for any reason. You will receive periodic newsletters from Cy Wyss and your interaction with these newsletters may be monitored for statistical purposes but only in aggregate.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site is kept up-to-date with the most recent patches and versions of WordPress offered, ensuring a secure environment for any data you choose to share in comments or registration. If you choose to sign up for the Cy Wyss newsletter, your data is stored securely with Mail Chimp, a leading provider of contact services.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Should a data breach occur, you will be notified in the event you have chosen to share contact information. We will take appropriate steps to ensure such a breach does not reoccur.

What third parties we receive data from receives data from Google analytics and Mail Chimp which may have to do with your browsing location or behavior but is considered only in aggregate form.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data uses any and all shared user data in aggregate to provide feedback on what posts, newsletters, pages, or other material is most popular with our audience. We do not single out individuals, nor do we use your data to tailor your browsing experience to you as an individual in any way.