Privacy Policy 2022

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Hinterlands Press is an independent publisher located in the lakes region of central Maine, USA.

This page explains what personal data we collect and why we collect it

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with any outside organization. If you make a purchase through this site, the necessary information for processing the purchase will be shared with our charge card processor.


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.

Contact forms

We use a contact form widget that doesn’t store data on the site, it does handle user submitted data. Your data is stored temporarily and forwards the contact form information by email to the person(s) monitoring the contact form. The person(s) monitoring the contact form email may keep the for a email generated by the contact form for a limited time based on the content of the contact and any need to followup.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include links to content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) on other sites. When you go or run such content you it behaves in the exact same way as if you had 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers


Images on this web site may have embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Third Party Service Providers

We use a number of third party service providers in connection with this site, including website hosting services, database management, and credit card processing. Some of these service providers may place session cookies on your computer, and they may collect and store your personal information on our behalf in accordance with the data practices and purposes explained here.

Data Storage: User Sessions

For logged-in users, we may store information on the username, the IP address and the time of last login and last activity. This information is purged upon logout or data cleanup.

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 log into our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All logged-in 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.

Newsletter and Followers

If you sign up for a newsletter on this site the information necessary to process you request is stored. At any time, you can unsubscribe. If you unsubscribe the information relating to that subscription will be removed.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, subscribed to a newsletter, 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 we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. As stated above, we do not normally share data with any outside organization. If you make a purchase through this site the necessary information for processing the purchase will be shared with our charge card processor.

Data breach procedures

We store very limited personal information on this site (Name and email information for processing newsletter subscriptions). The likelihood of a data breach is small. Should a data breach happen we will inform those involved and the appropriate authorities as soon as possible.

Contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about our handling of data, please e-mail us using the contact form.