Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Past Horizons we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Past Horizons collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Past Horizons’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Past Horizons’s visitors use its website.


Past Horizons also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Past Horizons does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Past Horizons’s websites choose to interact with Past Horizons in ways that require Past Horizons to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Past Horizons gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

For example, we ask people who wish to opt into our newsletter to provide an email address. In each case, Past Horizons collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the interaction with Past Horizons.

Past Horizons does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Past Horizons may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Past Horizons may monitor the spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Past Horizons may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Past Horizons does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Past Horizons discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Past Horizons’s behalf or to provide services available at Past Horizons’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Past Horizons’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Past Horizons will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Past Horizons discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Past Horizons believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Past Horizons, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Past Horizons website and have supplied your email address, Past Horizons may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Past Horizons and our products.

Past Horizons takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Past Horizons uses cookies to help Past Horizons identify and track visitors, their usage of Past Horizons website, and their website access preferences. Past Horizons visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Past Horizons’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Past Horizons’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

I’ve identified a cookie that I did not know you used

As our website uses a content management system and added third-party plugins it can sometimes be difficult for us to notice every single cookie being used, especially after software updates. If you do notice a cookie that slips past us or have a question about cookies then please contact us. There are also some essential cookies which are required for the website to work; these can only be blocked by changing your browser settings.

How can I disable or block cookies?

We recommend visiting your browser help section to find out how.

Third party cookies opt-out

Some cookies are used and provided by third-party sources. While we might not use all of them, here are the main links you can use to opt-out should you wish.

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Do not track me!

Do not track is an up and coming feature in web browsers which allows you to tell websites that you do not want to be tracked. While not all websites currently use this you can find out more how to set it up on your browser from the following websites.

Business Transfers

If Past Horizons, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Past Horizons goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Past Horizons may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Past Horizons and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Past Horizons may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Past Horizons’s sole discretion. Past Horizons encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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