Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Unspeakable Vice Podcast. We are an unincorporated volunteer-run group that provides information and content related to our podcast. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 Gravatar profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Mailing List

If you sign up for our email list, we will keep your information so that we can occasionally send you mail. We do not share your information with anyone else, except our technology partners as noted below.


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 visit our login page, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We may also use cookies to keep track of whether you have visited in the past. This cookie does not include any information about you other than the fact that you visited our website.

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.

The embedded content we use most often is from Amazon and YouTube. See their privacy policies here and here, respectively.


In order to keep things running smoothly, we keep general information about what pages people visit and when. This includes information included with your request from your browser, like your IP address, browser version, and the URL of the page you are visiting. We use this information in aggregate to help us judge whether our server is performing well and how to optimize user experiences so you can quickly and easily get what you are looking for.

Who we share your data with

In general, we do not share your data.

We do, however, have several technology partners who can sometimes access some of your data.

We send email through a third-party service. If you are signed up for our mailing list, we send your email address to our email partner so they can send you the mailing.

Our web servers are hosted with a managed service partner. The technicians that provide us managed hosting sometimes may inadvertently see some of your data as they provide us with hosting services, but they have promised to keep your data safe and confidential.

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 register on our website (if any), we also store 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). Website administrators 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 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.