Privacy Policy for The Mystery Begins in the Past
Updated: May 22, 2018

This website, The Mystery Begins in the Past, is the personal site of Sylvia A. Nash. The website address for this site is

This website collects some personal and some aggregate data from users and site visitors only as necessary for the operation of the website, for the user to use the website, and for the user to communicate with the owner of the website. Personal data (such as name, email address, personal account preferences) and technical data (such as information about cookies) may be created by a user’s interactions with this site and/or generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds. This website does not collect any unnecessary data, and it does not share data except as allowed by law and permitted by user. Data collected is not sold to anyone. Some data—for example, a comment and its metadata—are retained indefinitely. For security purposes, permission to gather data and/or two-factor authentication are required. The user may request to receive an exported file of any personal data held or to have personal data erased. This does not include any data the site owner is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. For further security, this website is scanned regularly for vulnerabilities.


When visitors leave comments on the site, the following data is collected: 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 the user’s email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if the user is using it (Gravatar Service Privacy Policy). After approval of a comment, the user’s profile picture is visible to the public in the context of his or her comment. To leave a comment, the visitor must agree to this.

If the user uploads images to the website, he or she 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.

Contact Forms
The contact form plugin captures any submitted information (name, email address, and comment). This information may be retained for customer service purposes but is not used for marketing purposes. To send a message, the visitor must agree to this.

Cookies store browser information on the user’s computer, which may save preferences for future visits to this site, allow the user to share blog posts with social networks (ex. Facebook), and compile aggregate data about site traffic. This site allows the user to accept or reject using cookies. The user may reject using cookies and still read the website content, but doing so may limit the options available.

Embedded Content for Other Websites
Pages or posts on this site may include embedded content (ex. social media feeds, 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 the visitor, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor the visitor’s interaction with that embedded content, including tracing his or her interaction with the embedded content if he or she has an account and is logged in to that website.

Collection Tools
Aggregate data may be collected by statistics, analytics, spam detection, and security tools. Other data may be collected by plugins and widgets. These include Akismet, Jetpack, and WordPress (services of Automattic, Inc., also see Automattic’s Privacy Policy); Awstats (on Bluehost, also see Bluehost’s Privacy Policy); and SiteLock (also see SiteLock’s Privacy Policy).

Third-party Links
This website contains links to other websites including affiliate link(s) and is not responsible for their content or privacy practices. This website is not responsible for any content from this website republished elsewhere.

This website reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy. Those changes will appear here. Use of this website after such changes are made will constitute acceptance of such changes.

The user may contact the owner of this website concerning this privacy policy.
Sylvia A. Nash
Updated May 22, 2018