It is an unfortunate necessity that a personal blog needs to contain such a page as these terms and privacy policy, however this is the world we live in. The legal stuff to protect against someone stealing my wonderful advice, and to protect against people following my advice. Who can tell when an offhand comment may be taken seriously? When I jokingly say “you should definitely pet a tiger if you get the chance” one can never tell if a special someone will take my words as wisdom and follow blindly into the embrace of a giant striped kitty.



© Kaine Harris and The Soaring Moa, [2015-2016]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material including but not limited to written articles and photographs, without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kaine Harris and The Soaring Moa with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


The information contained on this site or found by following any link displayed on this site, may be erroneous, false, misguided, mistaken, misconstrued, counterfactual, fallacious, not precise, perverse, sophistical, specious, spurious, unsatisfactory, unsubstantial, inaccurate, incomplete, unsuitable, invalid, incorrect or *shock horror* may counter your opinions and beliefs.

This site and the site owner are not responsible for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Moderation of comments

I do not presume to know everything, or even a lot of things. I am neither the smartest person I know, or the most experienced. I welcome comments and criticisms though I reserve the right to moderate. Anything sexist, racist, hateful, intentionally offensive or argumentative will be at risk of being deleted. The site owner is not responsible for the content of comments.

Unless otherwise stated, I do not represent anyone other than myself.

This policy is subject to change at any time.


Type of information collected

The Soaring Moa collects email address for users who subscribe to the blog. This information is stored by MailChimp. The website will also collect analytical data from the users.

Methods of Storage and Processing

The Soaring Moa will work with MailChimp and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of User Data. However, we cannot guarantee the security of this information. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

The use of the collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow The Soaring Moa to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Contacting the User, Interaction with external social networks and platforms and Managing contacts and sending messages. The User Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.

Analytics Information

We may collect analytics data or use third party analytics tools including, but not limited to Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. For each visitor to reach the site, we expressively collect the following non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages viewed while browsing the Site, page access times and referring website address.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data – Privacy Policy – Opt Out

Subscribing to email

By subscribing to The Soaring Moa, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing updates and notifications..
Personal Data collected: email address.

Social Media Shares and Likes

The Social Media buttons and social widgets are services allowing interaction with social networks, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this website. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.
Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Third Party Information

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example if you access this website through Facebook, that third party may provide information about you.

Retention time

User Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that The Soaring Moa suspend or remove the data.

Managing contacts and sending messages

This type of services makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts. These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message. MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.) is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.
Personal Data collected: email address.
Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Sharing your information

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties without your consent.

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this website or the related services. The User declares to be aware that The Soaring Moa may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from The Soaring Moa at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

The rights of Users

Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult The Soaring Moa to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Company Name reserves the right to make amendments to this Privacy Policy at any time. If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use the Site.