Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Morning Compass

Who We Are

Morning Compass offers insightful content and services through our website.

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Data We Collect and Why


While comments are disabled by default on our site, should you choose to leave a comment, we collect the data shown in the comments form. We also collect your IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.

An anonymized string (hash) may be created from your email address and provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. You can find the Gravatar service privacy policy here. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to our website, please avoid images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other visitors may download images and extract location data from them.


If you leave a comment, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies, which spares you from re-entering this information in the future. These cookies last for one year.

We use temporary cookies to check if your browser accepts cookies and additional cookies to save your login info and screen display choices. Login cookies last two days; screen options cookies last a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login persists for two weeks. When you log out, login cookies are removed.

Should you edit or publish an article, a cookie is saved in your browser indicating the post ID of the article you edited, expiring after 1 day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may feature embedded content from other websites. Such content behaves just as if you visited the source website, which may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with embedded content.

Sharing Your Data

We may include your IP address in a password reset email should you request one.

Retention of Your Data

Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely. This helps us recognize and approve subsequent comments automatically.

For registered users, we store personal information provided in their user profile. All users can manage their personal information at any time, except they cannot change their username. Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

Your Rights

You have the right to request an exported file of personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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.