Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to and Thrall of Darkness and governs data collection and usage. The Thrall of Darkness website is an online science fiction and fantasy romance novel site. By using the Thrall of Darkness website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Thrall of Darkness may collect personally identifiable information. Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Thrall of Darkness. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Thrall of Darkness website.

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 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.

Embedded Content

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.

Use of your Personal Information

Thrall of Darkness collects and uses your personal information to operate its website and deliver the services you have requested.

Thrall of Darkness does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Thrall of Darkness may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email, or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Thrall of Darkness, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Thrall of Darkness may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Thrall of Darkness, in order to determine what Thrall of Darkness services are the most popular.

Thrall of Darkness will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Thrall of Darkness or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Thrall of Darkness; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Thrall of Darkness, or the public.

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.

Children Under Eighteen

Thrall of Darkness is intended for adults only and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Patreon WordPress

In order to enable you to use this website with Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.

These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first, last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.

If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Thrall of Darkness by selecting the opt-out link in every email.

Changes to this Statement

Thrall of Darkness will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Thrall of Darkness encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Thrall of Darkness is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Thrall of Darkness welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Thrall of Darkness has not adhered to this Policy, please contact Thrall of Darkness at:


Email address:

thrallofdarkness at


Effective as of December 24, 2012