Privacy Policy

About This Site

A Tree Left Standing is a personal blog maintained by Joshua Wachuta. The website address is:

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.

Matomo Analytics

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:

Matomo may also record the following details about your visit:

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.

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.

Data Storage and Processing

This site is managed and hosted in the United States on servers belonging to Vultr.

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.

Contact Information

You may send privacy related inquiries and requests to the site owner at