Privacy Policy [Story of Korea]

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When a visitor leaves a comment on the site, we also collect data from the comment form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string which can help spam detection.

An anonymized string (sometimes referred to as a hash) generated from an email may be provided to the Gravatar Service. This is to check if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found at: After comment approval, your profile picture will be visible as public in the comment context.


If you upload images to the website, you must avoid uploading them, including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website may download and extract location data from images on the website.


When you leave a comment on the site, you can choose whether to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so you don’t need to fill in the details when leaving another comment. This cookie will remain for the last 1 year.

When you visit the login page, a temporary cookie will be created to see if your browser accepts cookies. These cookies do not contain personal information and are canceled when you close your browser.

When you log in, we also set cookies that store your login information and save your display choices. Login cookies are from the last 2 days, and screen options are from the past 1 year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will be kept for 2 weeks. When you log out of your account, we will remove your login cookies.

If you edit or publish a post, we will store an additional cookie in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal information and simply points to the post ID of the post you just edited.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may contain embedded content (eg videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves the same as if the visitor visited that other website.

This website collects data about itself if you have an account and is logged into the website, uses cookies, embeds additional third-party tracking, and interacts with embedded content, including tracking that interacts with embedded content. can also be monitored.

Who do you share data with?

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

How Long We Retain Data

If you leave a comment, your comment and its metadata are permanently preserved. This is to recognize and automatically approve comments that have related comments to prevent them from being under moderation.

For users who register on the website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (usernames cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and edit that information.

Types of Rights You Have Regarding Your Data

If you have an account on the site or have left a comment, you may request to receive a file export of the personal information we hold about you, whatever material you provide. You may also request erasure of the personal information we hold about you. This does not include material that must be retained for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

where data is sent

Visitor comments can be checked by an automatic spam detection service.