Privacy Policy

Who Ae Are

We are the Minnesota Science Fiction Society Fan Photo Archive.


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.

And of course the comments themselves, anything you say in them, are visible to anybody wishing to read them on this site.

(Comments happen down in the galleries.)


Cookies are used by the various software packages implementing this site to maintain a session and remember who you logged in as.

Links outside this site will subject you to whatever cookies are set by those other sites; we do not control what happens elsewhere.

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 had 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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Information about you recorded here including your comments and your profile information will be visible to some of our volunteer workers. And of course the comments you make, including any media embedded in them, may be publicly published for everybody to see.

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.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Comments you post here are published to any users that request them.