Privacy Policy

Who we are

This Privacy Policy explains how Journals with Dragons (“Company“, “we“, “us“, and “our“) handles data and privacy for our websites at, (“Websites“).

Changes To Our Policies & Disclosures

These policies and disclosures are subject to change. We will notify you of any changes to our policies and disclosures by posting the modified version on this page.

By then continuing to use our website and services, you will be bound by these modified policies and disclosures. You are encouraged to check the policies and disclosures whenever you access our website or services.

These policies and disclosures were last modified on the 29th of July, 2021.

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 18 years old to use our website and services. We do not knowingly collect or use personal information about visitors under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you can use the services offered only in conjunction with your parents’ or guardians’ consent.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 18 years of age.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.


We use cookies to provide functionality, personalize content and ads, provide social media features, and analyze our traffic. Your information about how you use our website or services may be shared with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners in order to provide services and features on our website. These partners may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

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.

For further details on the cookies for this website, please refer to the full cookie policy.

Contact forms

When using our contact form, information is collected on your name, email, IP, the page the form was submitted from. Along with your message, date, and time of submission.

We use this information to filter automated spam messages but also to respond to legit messages. We only use this information to respond to your messages. We do not automatically add you to our newsletters.

Email Subscriptions

We use MailterLite as our email list management system. This means your email subscriptions and preferences are stored and handled on MailerLite’s secure servers.

MailerLite has its own Anti-Spam Policy, which we adhere to as part of using their systems. We do not send spam. We aim to send quality and useful content no more than a few times per week.

How do I opt out of Email Subscriptions?

You can stop our emails at any time. To opt out of any of our email correspondences, you can let us know via our contact form. Or by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email so we can remove you from our list.

If you unsubscribe from receiving our emails, you acknowledge and understand that you may no longer receive information or updates from us.

Google Analytics

Our website and services use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager as a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our website and services. The information generated (including your IP address) is anonymous and will be sent to Google and held on Google’s servers in the USA in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy. Please note that Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Antispam Bee

Our website and services use Antispam Bee to help block spam comments. It’s a WordPress plugin that blocks suspicious comments so that we can focus on spending time responding to legit messages. As well as keep our site clean from potentially malicious URLs or content. 

Antispam Bee does not store any private user data, IP addresses, or other information. Please see their website for more details.


We use MailerLite to provide our email services. Our website and services contain forms created by MailerLite to capture new subscribers. As such, they may store cookies to remember which forms you use. This helps us distinguish the performance of forms as well as personalize them visually for users. Their Privacy Policy can be viewed here.

Social Warfare

Social Warfare is a WordPress plugin we use to provide services for sharing content to social media networks. They collect information such as how their social share buttons are used. Such as how many times a particular page was shared. See their Privacy Policy here.

Simple Basic Contact Form

We use the Simple Basic Contact Form from WPKube to handle our contact form. This plugin will collect any information you input into our forms. Such as name, message, email address, and date/time so it can be forwarded to the correct email account so that we can respond to your queries and messages.


We use Cloudflare to protect our website and services from malicious viruses, malware, and exploits by hackers. Cloudflare uses cookies to try to identify these. And stores information that helps it to provide these services. Their policy can be seen here.


We use WordFence to provide extra security and stability to the website to prevent exploits and brute force attacks. WordFence monitors blog traffic much like CloudFlare and will use information such as suspicious behaviors or known spammy IPs to block potentials hackers.


Our website and services are built on WordPress. As such, WordPress may set and store cookies.

For example, if you have an account and you log in to this site, they 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, they 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. See the WordPress Policies for more details.

Complianz Cookie Consent

We use the Complianz Cookie Consent plugin to help you manage the cookies on this blog. As well as provide the cookie consent banner at the bottom of the screen when you first visit or after you’ve cleared your cookies. The cookies generated by this plugin are only to track whether you’ve consented or not to use cookies. No personal information is collected. For further details, check their website here.

Pinterest Tag

The Pinterest Tag is installed and is used to track your actions on this website. Such as clicks and opting in for email subscriptions. This tag is used for the purposes of promotional retargeting via Pinterest ads.

The information collected is processed by Pinterest. We do not have direct access to this information. You can read more here on how Pinterest handles this data.

You may opt out of behavioral advertising with the Pinterest Tag here.


When adding a comment, 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. This is how Gravatar finds your profile picture to display next to your comment once approved. For more information on Gravatars’ privacy policy, see here.

Google Cloud

We currently back up some of our data through Google Cloud services. This can include emails, names, and IPs if you’ve submitted comments or created an account for our website.

You can find information on Google’s Data Processing here:


When using our shop, you may create an account or submit personal information in the form of your name, address, payment details, and email.

We may also track:

  • The products you’ve viewed so we can show them in recently seen sections.
  • Your location, IP, and browser type to help with estimating taxes and fees.
  • Delivery address for shipping and related costs.
  • Your cart so that purchasing works correctly and you do not lose items.

When you purchase from our shop, you may be asked to provide your name, address, email, payment details, username, and passwords. This information is used for:

  • Setting up your account
  • Keeping you informed about your account and order.
  • Responding to requests, refunds, and complaints.
  • Processing payments and preventing fraud.
  • Meeting legal requirements.
  • Improving our services and shop.
  • Sending marketing offers if opted into.

All WooCommerce data is stored on our website server. We do not transfer any of this information to third parties other than to handle payments through our payment processors such as:

How long we retain your data

To meet legal data protection and privacy obligations, we only hold on to your information for as long as we need it. This usually means we’ll keep your information for the lifetime of your use of our services and a reasonable time afterward in case we can persuade you to return.

We will generally keep any information about you stored for up to 3 years after you stop using our services unless otherwise required for legal or audit reasons. However, you can always unsubscribe or ask to be forgotten at any time.

Comments and reviews submitted to the website are kept for the lifetime of the website.

What rights you have over your data

Under the GDPR European residents legally have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us via our contact form.

If you are not a European resident, you can still request for your personal information to be deleted as we value your privacy regardless of residence.

Can I stop my information from being collected?

Most information is collected through cookies. You will be notified of this when you first visit the site or after you clear your cookies cache. By continuing to use our website and services, you consent to our use of cookies and data collection.

If you do not wish to use cookies, you can turn off cookies using your web browser’s settings so no information is collected. You should consult your browser’s user guide for specific instructions on how to do this if you want more details about cookies and how we use them. Then you should check our Cookies Policy.

Is my Information Secure?

We endeavor to make our website and services as secure as possible. To keep your information as secure as possible, we do the following:

  • We use the security provided by CloudFlare
  • We have HTTPS protocols and SSL certification
  • Data such as those collected from Google Analytics are stored on their secure servers.
  • The same is true for email subscriptions – any details are stored on MailerLite’s secure servers.
  • Our emails are directly verified with our host to help prevent phishing, spam, and fraud.
  • We do not store any information we collect about you locally.
  • Any devices used to access stored data or the backend of our website or services are installed with up-to-date antivirus software and browsers.
  • We use WordPress’ inbuilt security, best practices, and we ensure everything is kept up-to-date.
  • We use additional security measures with WordFence to prevent and block attacks.
  • We use Antispam Bee to prevent and block spam that could contain malicious links.
  • We currently use 2FA for all logins use to access the backend of this website.

“Do Not Track” Signals Under the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

We do not currently support Do Not Track (DNT). The Do Not Track is a browser preference you can adjust in your settings that informs websites that you do not want to be tracked.

Where we send your data

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

Currently, we manage data through the following third-party services:


MailerLite are a GDPR compliant email marketing service provider. They handle names and email addresses submitted through the opt-in forms on our website.

For more details, see:


SiteGround is where our website information is stored.

For more information on their Data Processing Agreement, see here:

Third-Party Payment Processors

When you use our shop or buy something from the website, we use payment processors to handle the process. These companies specialize in securely capturing and processing these details.

You will be redirected to their webservers to have the payment processed, and as such, you are governed by their privacy policy and terms of service.

We currently use the following payment processors:

Personal information collected by our payment processors will only be to the extent required to process your order. Our payment processors do not store your credit card details, and we at Journals and Dragons cannot access this information.

Contact information

If you need any further information or help with your privacy while using our website then please use the contact form here or [email protected]. Alternatively, you can contact us via mail at Krucza 24/27, Katowice, Śląskie, 40-758, Poland.

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