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Privacy Policy

Effective: April 16, 2019

Who we are

We want you to know that we value your privacy and we are very committed to protecting personal information you share on our site. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you as to what type of information are collected while you are on Joz Mahal website and how they may be used.

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.


If you upload images to the website, you 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

Information from you such as your name and email address are collected so that we may send you promotional information, downloadable forms and/or newsletters. Each email you receive back from us will provide instructions in the event you choose to opt-out of future correspondence.


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.

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.

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.

List of 3rd Party Services We Use

We currently use the following 3rd party services on our site.

  • Google Analytics – used to track information on user actions on the website. It will include information about referring websites.
  • MailChimp – used to send out emails to people who choose to opt-in for our email services. We collect your email address along with your first and/or last name; if you choose to provide them to us.

We may add or omit from this list, and will be reflected on the revision date above. So please be sure to check our privacy policy from time to time.


We use affiliate marketing on this site. This includes but is not limited to links that direct you to sales pages on a different website. If you choose to click on one of these links, a cookie will be used to keep tracks of any sales that are made for a certain period of time determined by the specific affiliate marketing program.

Joz Mahal participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This program uses cookies to track visits to order to assign a commission if a person elects to make a purchase.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

At any time we reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. The “Effective Date” will always be posted at the top of the Policy. You will have the right to consent to the change at any time. However, if you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained such information. By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

How to Contact Us:

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any question: