Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: (My Meditation Diary) it is a subdomain of (The Villages Meditation Group)


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, plus the IP address and browser user agent string to prevent spam.

An anonymised string created from your email address (#) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Uploading Images. Avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the site.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your email, name and website in cookies. It is just for your convenience so you don’t have to fill in your details again when commenting. The cookie life one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to ascertain if your browser accepts cookies. It contains no personal data and is discarded when your browser is closed.

When you log in, we will also set up some cookies to save your login information plus screen display choices. Login cookies last for 48 hours and screen options cookies a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will remain for two weeks. When you log out the login cookies are 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.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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