privacy policy

We value your privacy. This privacy policy describes what information we collect from you while using and how we protect, use or disclose such information.


Information You Submit Voluntarily


When visitors voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and 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 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.

subscribing to newsletter

If you subscribe to Miradii newsletter, we collect your name and email address. The data is stored on the Mailchimp servers in the USA. Mailchimp, as our newsletter sending service provider, uses this information to send and evaluate newsletters on our behalf. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletters or sending us an email at
We will not share your email address with any third parties. 


If you send us an email through our contact form, you voluntarily submit information to us with your name and email address.  We collect the data shown in the contact form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We will not share your email address with any third parties. 


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.

automatically-collected information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use Miradii website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times you accessed this website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using this website, such as links clicked.


We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on this website.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt to save 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.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user. Still, we store personal information about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.   

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 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.

Miradii contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you click these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not control another website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting those sites, and this privacy statement does not govern those sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to all those websites.

no advertising, affiliations & sponsored posts

Miradii is NOT AFFILIATED with any Advertising or Sponsored posts. There are no affiliate links on the website. 
All links (other websites, articles, videos, consumer products, etc.)  provided on the website are for the user’s informational purposes, and all opinions are my own. I do not obtain any commissions, remuneration, or income from this website or on the goods purchased through the links you may click. 

how your information may be used?

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • Authentication –  We use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and navigate the website. This helps us to operate and maintain this website.
  • Status – To identify you as a user of this website.
  • Newsletter Communication – To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
  • Other Important Communication – Send you administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
  • Comments & Inquiries – To respond to your requests that you voluntarily submit.
  • Security – We use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, protecting our website and services generally, and deterring unauthorized or illegal activity.
  • Analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services

third-party use of personal information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, this website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of this website. Their respective privacy policies dictate each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information.

This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

google analytics

Google Analytics service tracks Miradii website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on this website utilizing cookies. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but Google Analytics captures no other personal information. We use Google Analytics to analyze our website’s use, and the information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser and from version to version. You can obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies. However,  note that blocking cookies may hurt the functions of many websites, including Some features of our site may cease to be available to you.


Mail Chimp service is used for the delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering various communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.


Akismet service is used to reduce spam and to process comment data to protect the site’s credibility. Please refer to Akismet’s privacy policy

changes to privacy policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on Miradii. The last updated date can be seen in the bottom section of this privacy policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes or adding new services or changing existing ones.
At this time, we are not using any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the sole discretion of this website. 

rights you have over your data


You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletters or sending us an email at

access, AMEND or delete your data

You may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided. You may access the personal information we have about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. by sending us an email at
This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

sensitive personal data

Please do not at any time submit sensitive personal information to this website. This includes your social security or drivers license number, credit card information, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

last updated: september 21, 2020

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