Madeleine Ethridge operates this website, Syne Stories, under the domains and (“this site”). Related websites are,, and

Website Visitors

Syne Stories collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose of collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this site.

This site also logs potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for visitors.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Syne Stories choose to interact with this site in ways that require this site to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that this gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Syne Stories does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors may refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Syne Stories discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Syne Stories’s behalf or to provide services available at this site, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Syne Stories’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Syne Stories will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to affiliated organizations, as described above, Syne Stories discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Syne Stories believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Syne Stories, third parties or the public at large. Syne Stories takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

If you have an account on this site, 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.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Syne Stories uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the this site, and their website access preferences. Syne Stories visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this site, with the drawback that certain features of this site may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Syne Stories may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Syne Stories’s sole discretion. Syne Stories encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.