Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is http://themissingandthelost.com and we are a true-crime website.

What is Personal Data, What We Collect and Why We Collect it

Personal Data

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute personal data.

Comments

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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

themissingandthelost.com is not responsible, nor will be held liable for anything that anyone comments on this website. Nor, the laws which you may break in your country through your comments, content, implications, and intention. themissingandthelost.com reserves the right to delete any comments for any reason (abusive, trolling, duplicitous, self-promoting or disrespecting the victim or their families).

If we catch you bullying anyone in the comments section, you will be reported to the police, your IP, details and any other information containing personal data as mentioned above will be passed over for the purposes of reporting any law you may have broken in your home country AND in the home country of themissingandthelost.com.

Media

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. 

All images on this site were taken from outside sources.

themissingandthelost.com holds itself harmless from any harm caused by any images on this site. As mentioned on our homepage this is a site that depicts cases including murder, suicide, missing persons, human trafficking, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, domestic abuse and other forms of criminality. By clicking on this site and viewing its content you are responsible for your own viewing.

Contact forms

Contact forms are used for the purpose of contacting the site administrator or submitting a case for research. The forms display what information will be collected and what it is being used for.

Cookies

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.

Who we share your data with

As mentioned above, we may share data with the authorities if you are deemed to be breaking the law. Your information (country of viewing, age (if applicable), gender (if applicable) and username (if applicable) may be shared with third parties for the purposes of analytics. No other data will be shared with third parties for any reason.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

International and EU Laws

themissingandthelost.com cannot be held legally responsible for defamatory statements bound to government, religious or other laws from the reader’s country of origin. We will, however, report threatening behaviour to said authorities if we feel the threats are deemed serious enough. The individual will NOT be informed prior to a report being made. Be mindful, and take heed that we don’t condone bashing of any police force or our troops. 

Monetary Disclosure

This website is a personal website written and edited by The Missing and the Lost team. themissingandthelost.com is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk. 

This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship and paid insertions or other forms of monetary compensation. Any compensation received will never, ever influence the opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions are expressed on this website are purely The Missing and the Lost team. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic, product or service area, we will only endorse products that we believe, based on our own expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. 

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or a service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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