Privacy Policy

Who are the Nile Scribes?

Website address:

  • Our users can also access our website in Arabic available at

The Nile Scribes is a dual-language blog moderated by Taylor and Thomas in Toronto, Canada. The blog features weekly posts on the latest in Egyptology. You may learn more about our activities by visiting our About section which also includes some biographical details about Taylor and Thomas.

What personal information do the Nile Scribes collect and why?

In certain parts on the Nile Scribes blog, we collect personal information to help with the functionality of the website and to offer our services. Examples include:


Content affected: blog wide

The blog uses Google Analytics to understand better how visitors use our site and improve the layout and content of the website. By visiting the Nile Scribes blog, some cookies are created and stored on the visitor’s computer. These cookies may collect among other information the time of the visit, the pages visited, the time spent on each of these pages. For complete detail about how Google uses this information, please see

Visitors can easily opt-out of having their data used by Google Analytics. Click here to opt-out.

Google also provides an Opt-out Browser Add-on which makes opting out very easy. Please visit for this feature.

Blog Post Comments

Content affected: comment form at the bottom of blog posts

Visitors may leave comments at the bottom of our blog posts which (after being approved) are visible to the public. To post a comment, your name, email address, website (if available), and your comments will be posted; your email address, however, will not be viewable by the public. You also have the option to save your name, email address, and website for the near future so that you can comment without filling in your details again. The comment and its metadata will be retained for an indefinite amount of time to facilitate the recognition of follow-up comments.

Contact Form

Page affected: Contact

Visitors can contact the Nile Scribes by using the Contact Form on our website. In sending us a message, visitors will provide their name and email address. We require this information so that we can reply and also know with whom we are corresponding. Any message that is sent to us are kept on file.


Page affected: Support > Donate

When a visitor chooses to donate to the Nile Scribes, they can do so via our Donate page. To process donations, we use PayPal to facilitate with the donation processing. As a third-party, PayPal places a cookie after visiting the donation page as a means to better recognise its customers. To learn what personal information PayPal collects to process a donation, please see their Privacy Policy here:

Embedded Content

Content affected: some videos

We use embedded content in the form of videos from YouTube in some of our blog posts. These are embedded using YouTube’s Privacy-Enhanced mode and a visitor will have to interact with the video for YouTube to store information about them. For more details about YouTube’s Privacy Policy, please see

To improve the functionality of showing our Privacy Policy to our visitors, we use a plugin called Popup Maker to create a popup when visiting our site the first time. Once the visitor closes the popup, a cookie will be created so that the popup won’t pop up again until the cookie expires (usually within 30 days).

Monthly Newsletter

Page affected: AboutNewsletter

Visitors to the Nile Scribes may also subscribe to the monthly newsletter. We use the Mailchimp Marketing Platform to manage our lists of subscribers and to send out the newsletters. To subscribe to our list, visitors are asked to provide a valid email address to which the newsletter is sent.

A visitor can change their mind at any time by:

Mailchimp also has a Privacy Policy, available at


Page affected: Support > Patreon

To help the day-to-day activities and the running of the blog, visitors can support the Nile Scribes to pledge their support through the crowdfunding membership platform known as Patreon. To use Patreon, visitors will have to become a patron and share personal information with Patreon. What kind of personal information Patreon collects to set-up an account and manage payments is made clear in their Privacy Policy, available at

Who do the Nile Scribes share your data with?

There are four third-parties with whom data may be shared:

  1. Google Analytics
  2. Mailchimp
  3. Patreon
  4. Paypal

What rights do visitors have over their data?

If a visitor has left comments under our blog posts, the visitor may request to receive their personal data we hold in an exported file format. They may also contact us to request any of their personal data we hold to be erased. However, this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Questions? Comments?

If there are any questions about our privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us using our Contact Form.