About This Site
A Tree Left Standing is a personal blog maintained by Joshua Wachuta. The website address is: https://atreeleftstanding.com.
Personal Data Collected on this Site
If you leave a comment, the site collects the data you enter in the comments form (comment text, name, email, and website), and also your full IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
This site uses a locally-managed installation of the open source Matomo platform to analyze visitor trends and behavior. This data serves the legitimate interests of the site owner to identify what parts of the site are working or not working and what content is most popular in different regions. Collecting this information helps to improve the site, better organize content, and generate more engaging posts.
Matomo collects the following data when you visit this site:
- Anonymized IP Address (truncated to 3 octets, e.g. 192.0.2.??)
- Approximate location (derived from the anonymized IP)
- Cookies (expire after 13 months)
Matomo may also record the following details about your visit:
- Date and time
- Title of the page being viewed
- URL of the page being viewed
- URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page
- Screen resolution
- Time in local timezone
- Files that were clicked and downloaded
- Link clicks to an outside domain
- Pages generation time
- Country, region, city
- Main Language of the browser
- User Agent of the browser
- Session recording, mouse events (movements, content forms and clicks)
- Form interactions
- Media interactions
Cookies and raw information about your visit are retained for a period of not longer than 13 months.
You can opt-out of having your visit to this site analyzed by turning on the “Do Not Track” feature in your web browser or using the form below.
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.
Data Storage and Processing
This site is managed from the United States and all data is hosted on servers in Canada. The servers belong to DigitalOcean, a PrivacyShield registered company.
Visitor comment submission data, including name, email address, website URL, IP address, and user agent, may be sent to Akismet for the sole purpose of spam checking.
Analytics data from this site is never sold or shared to third parties.
Data retention period
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows the site to publish your comment and recognize and approve any follow-up comments from you more quickly.
Personal data in Matomo, including raw analytics data and cookies are retained for no more than 13 months.
You may send privacy related inquiries and requests to the site owner at email@example.com.