Privacy Policy

Who we are

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When visitors submit a story on the site, we collect any data provided by the visitor in the submission 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 submission, your story and images (if applicable) will be visible to the public. 


If you upload an image along with your submission, 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.


If you submit a story 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 the Take Me to Your River website, 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.

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.

How long we retain your data

If you submit a story, the story and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up submissions automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

We also store the personal information you provide in your submission.  All users can reach out to Clockshop ( to see, edit, or delete personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. 

What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted a story, 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

All submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.