Terms of Service / Privacy Policy

This document contains our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, and we have attempted to make it as easy to read as possible by using simple and explanatory language rather than legalese. Please take a few moments to read this document fully so that you understand the relationship you have with us, your rights and your obligations.

If you would like clarification on anything mentioned in this document, please email us by filling out the contact form on our about page. You can also contact us through that form to request a copy of the information we hold on you, or request us to delete it.

This website (curiousarchaeology.org or curiousarchaeology.com) publishes articles, news, images, videos, podcasts, and links that the editorial team and invited contributors find interesting, collectively known as “content” in this document.

For the purposes of this document, “we”, “our” and “us” refers to the proprietors, publishers, editorial team, and invited contributors collectively.

This document was last updated on Tuesday November 12, 2019

Terms of Service

Website Content

We do not guarantee the accuracy or fitness-for-purpose of any content published on this website. We accept no responsibility for, nor assume any liability for your use of the content. Equally, we accept no responsibility for, nor assume any liability for the content of, or your use of any third-party website we link to. You indemnify us against all damages arising from your use of our website and any third-party website we link to.

tl;dr Anything published on the internet may be inaccurate and could bring harm to you or someone one know. You accept full responsibility for your own actions and their consequences.

External Websites / Their Policies

We link to external websites which are maintained by third-parties. Additionally, this website utilises features and technologies provided by third-parties. These third-party websites may have different Terms of Service and Privacy Policies to us, and we are not responsible for them. We advise you to familiarise yourself with them. We will link to these policies, where applicable, throughout this document.

tl;dr Read the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of every website, every service, and every app you use. It’s your responsibility to know and understand what they say.

Our Rights

We reserve the right to refuse to publish any submission we receive, or to ban any user, in our sole discretion, without forewarning and for any reason.

tl;dr This is our house. We pay the bills, we maintain this website. We feel it’s only fair that we get to call the shots when it comes to what we allow on our website.

Privacy Policy

Curious Archaeology is powered by WordPress.com, which is owned and operated by Automattic, a company who also provide us with other services such as Jetpack for site functionality and analytics, as well as Akismet for spam protection. As such, depending on how you interact with us, parts of Automattic’s Privacy Policy will also apply to you.

Information We Collect

When you email us we will use your name and email address, along with any other information you supply to respond directly to your email only. These details will never be sold, leased or otherwise shared with any third-party. Any information you supply to us will only be retained by us for as long as is operationally necessary.

tl;dr Privacy matters. We will never spam you, and we will never share any personally identifiable information you provide to us with anyone else. We will delete any information we hold on you as soon as we no longer need it.

When you browse the website we collect limited usage data which does not personally identify you. This includes the type of browser and operating system you are using, the address of the external or internal page that referred you, your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the pages on this website you view. This information is only used to monitor website performance and is only retained by us for as long as is operationally necessary.

tl;dr Like every website, we collect basic usage data to monitor website performance and gain some insight into site usage.

Children’s Privacy

We take the protection and privacy of children very seriously. Our website is not developed for or directed at children under the age of 13, nor do we knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child has provided us with personally identifiable information, we encourage you to contact us immediately and we will make our best effort to promptly remove such information from our records.

Cookies

When you browse this website cookies will be used for a variety of reasons including providing essential functionality. As this website is powered by a variety of services provided by Automattic, and we do not place cookies from other companies onto your device, Automattic’s Cookie Policy will apply.

tl;dr Cookies are not just delicious treats, but also small files that help this (and almost every other) website function. Read the Cookie Policy to understand the ones we use and how you can manage them.

Your use of this website constitutes your full acceptance of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy outlined in this document.