Privacy Policy

What personal data do we collect (and why)?


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. We do this through Disqus, which we use for comment management.


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 enter in any information into one of our contact forms, including contributor applications, we will collect any and all information you’ve submitted. Submission through said forms imply consent of data collection.


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.

The Rising is not responsible for your actions in relation to third party sites.

Google Analytics Data

We collect data using Google Analytics for the purpose of delivering more relevant content to our users. By default, this means we collect data pertaining to our readers’ gender, age, and “interests” (which is a default option Google Analytics has).


Who do we share your data with?

Your individual data is never shared with anyone. Our users’ collective demographic (for instance, age breakdown) may be shared with advertisers and partners for the purpose of delivering more relevant content.

How long do 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 third parties do we receive data from?

We do not purchase data from other third parties but if you are a viewer of our content from other websites, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other future syndications, we will collect the appropriate data from said platforms.