Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are a family heading out on an adventure. That’s simple. Our website address is: https://thefosterjourney.blog/

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.

Your security is enhanced when you choose to ues the Facebook Login or Google Login. These services allow a secure connection between your online profile and https://thefosterjourney.blog/ without us “seeing” your personal data.

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.


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.

Contact forms


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.

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.

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.


Who we share your data with

Facebook Analytics: We use Facebook to create comments on our blog and to personalize our Facebook posts for people who visit this website.

Google Anlaytics and AdSense: We use Google to analyze how many visits our website receives. Google tracks this data but does not have personally identifiable data from you.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

When commenting on this site, be mindful about the quantity and types of information you publish. All comments are public domain. Private messages should be sent through private messaging or email.

In the case of private messaging or email, we do not make public any information that you share, unless you specifically request us to do so.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not sell or otherwise distribute data from this website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

  • We use Jetpack spam protection.
  • In the attempt of a breach, Askimet spam protection will block all login attempts.
  • In the case of a breach, passwords are reset and users are notified.

What third parties we receive data from

Google Analytics provides us with information regarding how often the site is visited, but it does not share personally identifiable information. We do not know who visits this site.

Facebook Analytics provides us with information regarding how often the site is visited, but it does not share personally identifiable information. We do not know who visits this site.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

If you are a returning visitor and leave a comment, we create a specific welcome message for you.