Privacy Policy

Effective: May 25, 2018

What Is This Privacy Policy?

This privacy policy is here to help you understand how Mr.TakoEscapes collects and “uses” informational data about you as you interact with the website

The privacy policy is also here to help you understand what choices you have around that information.

This privacy policy is also subject to change.  The date on which this policy is modified will always be available at the top of the page and if we have your email address we’ll attempt to contact you about any changes that may have occurred.


What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

When users visit the Mr. Tako Escapes website, we may collect the following data under certain conditions:

1. Email Addresses

If you sign up via the subscription form to receive emails from Mr. Tako Escapes, then we will have your email address.  Any email addresses on file will require a double opt-in as of May 25, 2018.

Other than the name provided and email address, we do not retain any other information about the individuals on our email subscriber list.  We have no way of knowing your location from that email address.

Users can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time using the unsubscribe form.



When visitors leave comments on the website 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.


3. Contact Forms

When visitors to the website utilize our contact form, a name, email address, subject line, and message are used to create an email which is sent to the administrator of this website.  Other than the created email, the data is not recorded in any other way.


4. Cookies

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.


5. 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


6. Analytics

Our website analytics provider is Google Analytics.  We use this analytics data to learn more about our readers and wht kind of content they enjoy.  Google may retain information such as:

  • What website you came from before visiting this site.
  • How long you stayed for.
  • What pages you viewed.
  • What web browser you are using.
  • and many other pieces of data.

If you’d like to learn more about Google Analytics, I suggest you start with their website.  To opt-out of Google Analytics, you may install a browser add-on that handles this for you.

Our web host Squidix may also have analytics packages running on their web servers.  Mr. Tako Escapes does not control or monitor this information.  Neither can we turn it off.  Please contact Squidix for more information about how you can opt-out of any analytics packages they may have running on shared servers.


Who We Share Your Data With

Other than Google Analytics (discussed about) and all public blog comments (also discussed above), we do not share your data with anyone.  If this policy ever changes, it will be reflected in this document.


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 subscribe to our email list, we retain your supplied name and the email address indefinitely until you unsubscribe.  You can unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe form.


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 We Send Your Data

Visitor comments will be checked with a automated spam detection service via the AntiSpam Bee plugin.

Antispam Bee is developed in Europe. The plugin does not save private user data and is 100% compliant with GDPR.  To learn more about how Antispam Bee works, try starting here.


Contact Information

If you have privacy specific concerns no addressed in this document, we suggest contacting Mr. Tako Escapes via the contact form and place “ATTN: Specific Privacy Concerns” on the subject line.


Additional information

If you have concerns about data protection, breach procedures, and regulatory compliance, please contact Mr. Tako Escapes via the contact form and place “ATTN: Additional Information Concerns” on the subject line.


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