Who we are
The Natural Contemplative is owned and administered by John Crockett.
What data we collect and why we collect it
www.naturalcontemplative.com does not currently collect any personal data from visitors. We do collect data for subscriptions to The Natural Contemplative Blog. Details of that policy are available here. Personal information submitted in our Contact forms is sent via outlook.com's SMTP servers. That information remains on their servers indefinitely, as would be the case with any email. We do not otherwise share that information with any party.
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 same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Although www.NaturalContemplative.com does not collect personal information, we do collect site traffic data, including IP address, time and date, browser details (User Agent), and pages visited. This information is never shared with other parties and is used solely for internal analysis of which pages are most popular, and to protect against spambots.
What we do with your data
We will block IP addresses that are, in our judgement, engaged in spam or other attacks on the site.
We use site visit data to understand which pages are visited most often and to analyze the reach of the site.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely unless you request its removal. All other data (IP addresses, pages visited) is retained for one year unless you request its deletion or we need to retain it for site security purposes. For example, we need to retain certain IP addresses to secure the site against spam attacks.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or have subscribed to the blog via email, 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
Blog subscription details are shared with Mailchimp as noted above. Contact form data is sent through outlook.com's mail servers. No other data is shared with any party, except for its presence on our web host's servers (AISO.net), to which the web host's employees may from time to time have access for maintenance or troubleshooting purposes.
Any questions or requests to remove comments or data you have submitted should be directed to