Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Constellation Press. Our web address is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you leave a comment on the site, we collect the data you provide in the comment form, along with your IP address and your browser’s user agent string (to help detect spam).

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. (See also the Gravatar service privacy policy.) If you have a profile picture on Gravatar, then 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, first remove any embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact form

If you contact us via our contact form, we collect the data you provide in the form, along with your IP address and your browser’s user agent string (to help detect spam).


If you leave a comment on the site, you may opt in to saving your name, email address, and website address in cookies. The cookies are for your convenience, so that you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you have an account and you sign in to this site, we set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you sign in, we also use 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 cookies will persist for two weeks. If you sign out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish a page or post on this site, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data; it simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages and posts on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, or articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Those other 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.


We use Google Analytics to track traffic to our site.

Who we share your data with

For various purposes, especially troubleshooting, we may share some or all of the above data with Clockpunk Studios, the maintainer of our site, or with Pair, our web host.

We may send your comments to an automated spam detection service.

We may provide your comments as part of an RSS or Atom feed, which people may view via a feed reader or an aggregation service.

We don’t share your data with anyone unaffiliated with Constellation Press, except as described on this page.

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.

If we provide you with an account on this site, we also store any personal information you provide in you user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except that you can’t change your 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.