Privacy Policy

Who are we? 

Clerestory Magazine and the Clerestory Podcast are operated by Clerestory Collaborative LLC.  Our website address is:

How and why do we use affiliate links? 

While Clerestory Magazine is free to read, it is not free to write. Affiliate links are an unobtrusive way to help cover our costs, which include but are not limited to, paying our writers and collaborators, website hosting and maintenance, and for the editor’s time. 

Purchasing items from affiliate links may offer Clerestory a small commission for referring you. While sharing affiliate links is limited on this site compared to others and not all products and services we highlight will be part of affiliate programs,  all posts which include affiliates will be noted as such at the bottom of the page.

We only share products and services we believe align with our mission and will be of genuine interest to our readers. Currently, Clerestory is an affiliate of Amazon Associates and 

If you have further questions about this choice and these offerings, please contact us. 

What information do we collect and why? 

Through our contact form, we will collect your name, email, and message. Through our submissions form, we will collect your name, email, social media or website links, the text for your pitch, your proposal document, and any other information choose to provide to us. This is stored on our site until the editor downloads the content to her desktop to review. 

Though comments are disabled and contributors are not yet creating their own profiles, this may apply in the future. 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 will expire after 1 day.

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.

Do 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 are our rights to 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 do we send your data? 

Visitor responses may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



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