Who I am

https://fearlessace.com The internet home of all things Aaron Stone does. Only myself and a couple of trusted people who help me fix things when I break something ever see the back-end of my site, and only me, personally, Aaron, sees your personal data in that regard. That said, this is the internet and some of your data is handled by browsers and tech embedded in some of my plugins to help make the site more user-friendly.

I'll try to break down what data gets used and why:


When visitors leave comments here the site collects 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Payment Processing

When entering your payment information, your billing info and e-mail address will be saved. I can see your billing address, and e-mail address, but not your payment information. The authorization data is stored and I can see that. Data relevant to an order or subscription is stored, and I can see that. I do not share any of that with anyone. I cannot see your payment information, only what method and whether it was approved/declined. WooCommerce is the plug-in I use for the Store section. They can break down how they use your data.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. I do not personally go and strip the EXIF data from uploads. Generally, you can't upload media on my site that is publicly visible -- but if that ever changes be aware of your EXIF data.


If you leave a comment on my 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 visit my login page, my site 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 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
So, like, if I share a YouTube video... and you're logged into YouTube, it'll know you're logged into YouTube. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Who I share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. That's the only time your data is shared. And it's to your registered e-mail so, hopefully I'm only sharing your data with you.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on my website (if any), the site stores the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). I can also see and edit that information.

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 the site holds about you, including any data you have provided to it. You can also request that we erase any personal data it holds about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. I hate spam, yo.