Privacy Policy

Who Ecolantis is

My website address is: My name is Torin (Zachary Scheib), and I am the author of this website.  You can get in contact with me via email at or by phone at (657) 205-6113.  I’m located in Santa Ana, California, United States.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This website collects some personal data.  Personal data collected using the contact forms is used for the purpose of correspondence with visitors to the site. These forms collect name, email address, purpose for contacting, and sometimes phone number.

I use to manage email subscriptions. Personal information collected via the subscription forms includes name and email address, for the purpose of sending subscribers updates via email on what is going on at Ecolantis.

Peronsal information is also collected via  I use to gain and manage support.  The information collected there is name, address, email, and payment information.  The information collected by Patreon is for the purpose of tracking patron support, collecting monthly payments, and managing login to the patrons only section of the website.

Cookies are used to track people visiting the site, unique impressions, and sales. While does not use cookie(small snippets of code placed on your computer) some of the plugins that I use to manage this website do.  This includes ConvertKit, Patreon, Google Analytics, and the affiliate links from, and More on cookies below.


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.


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

On I use Contact Form 7 to for the purpose of enabling people to reach out to me. These contact forms collect users Name, Email Address, Reason for Contacting, and message.  This information is never used for for advertising or commercial purposes, and is deleted after 30 days if no contact is required.


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.

Cookies are also used for the purpose of tracking unique impressions from your IP address.  These cookies are used solely to generate visitor analytics.

I use affiliate links throughout my site, and these links use cookies.  Cookies are managed for these purposes by,, and  Within these affiliate tracking services, the cookies last for various amounts of time ranging from 1 day to 90 days.  These cookies help track if you make a purchase through one of the provided links.  This alots a small percentage of the sale towards my account.

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.


I use Google Analytics to anonymously track visitor information to my site.  You can find out more about Google Analytics privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

The following are all the parties has access to the data gathered from this site, as well as where you can read more about their privacy policy.

Google Analytics: Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Privacy Policy

Hostgator: Privacy Policy

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.

Information provided using a contact form is held for 30 days when not further communication is required.  Analytics information is held for a year.

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.

Visitor information is Safe guarded, providing secure certificate, through the website host, Hostgator, by encryption communication between the server and persons visiting the site.

Your contact information

You can reach me for privacy specific concerns at with “Privacy” posted in the subject line.

Additional information

As stated above, uses affiliate links to generate funds through purchases on third party websites.  No purchases occur directly on

We use links to outside websites and webpages.  Once you use these links to leave I have no control over those other websites and webpages.

How we protect your data

Your data is protected by the sites host,  Gatorhost provides an SSL Certificate. You can read more about what that is here.

There are physical and digital measures in place to protect your information.

Patreon features in this website

In order to enable you to use this website with Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon. 

These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first, last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved. 

If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.