Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is The Departed Creature is dedicated to protecting your privacy when you visit the website The Departed Creature does not collect any personal information, such as names or mailing addresses/emails, unless they are directly provided by the individual. By submitting any information through my contact sheet or subscription list, you are agreeing to these terms and services.

Please read this privacy policy in its entirety before using the website. By using the website and completing any forms, you agree to the terms of use and agree to be bound and abide by the privacy policy. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use or access the website


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.


This website uses “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how our site is used and to determine user preference. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, page views, time spent on the site, links clicked, origin country and your IP address.

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.

Third-Party Use of Cookies

Some content, including advertisements and affiliate links, is served by third parties, including advertisers, content providers, servers, and affiliate partners. These third parties may use cookies and collect information about you when you use our website. They may use this information for advertising purposes or other targeted content.

We do not have any control over how they may be used. If you have questions about an advertisement please contact the responsible provider directly.

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.

Affiliate Disclaimer

The Departed Creature ( is associated with various affiliate companies listed on this site, including but not limited to Amazon and Hostel World. The Departed Creature may be compensated if you click or make a qualified purchase using the links on this website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 your data is sent

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

The Privacy Policy is subject to change at any given moment, Please check back for current updates. Last Updated: 12/02/2022.