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Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is A Virtual Postcard  and our website address is and is a personal blog run by Sage Fitzpatrick. This Privacy Policy will outline all you need to know about how your personal data is collected, what its used for and how it is kept secure.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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


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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 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.

Your contact information

If you need to contact A Virtual Postcard you can email here.

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed regularly and updated when appropriate. This Privacy Policy was made on 22nd July 2018.


  • Doing what we do best when in the USA... eating pizza! Stumbled across Monica’s Mercato Pizza whilst wandering the streets of Boston’s Little Italy! 🇮🇹 🍕 🇺🇸
  • Lovely day spent catching up with @cat_turley in Richmond. There was sun, free shots and a huge rubber duck! 🦆
  • (GIFTED) Birthday boating 🥳 🛥 💦 I was lucky enough to spend my birthday boating along the river around Kingston and Hampton Court. Such beautiful views, company and weather. Thank you to @goboatldn for the experience.
  • (GIFTED) Discovering the street art in Brooklyn’s Bushwick was one of my favourite parts of our New York trip. I got to learn more about the area and @thebushwickcollective whilst seeing pieces from both new and familiar artists. Thanks again @icelollyholiday for the experience and for @danm121 for snapping this photo!
  • (AD) Riding around the subway with my head buried in a book. And a pretty useful book at that! We were one our way to Brooklyn to visit @barcade all thanks to an insider tip from my @marcopologuides! We spent the afternoon playing arcade games, browsing record stores and wandering around thrift shops in Brooklyn. Thanks for the 📷 @danm121
  • Missing these New York City Views right about now. In honour of these views I’ve updated one of my old NYC blog posts to include the Staten Island Ferry as one of the best views in NYC. Keep your eyes peeled!
  • Had been waiting forever to spot this street art piece in NYC and then we stumbled on it after a day exploring Soho! I love that you can wander the city of New York and find street art pieces wherever you go. It’s like London in that respect! Thanks for the photo @danm121 😘
  • If you’re in NYC I would highly recommend cycling around Central Park. It’s a quick and fairly cheap ($20 per person) way of seeing all of the park. Be warned it is a 10km ride and it’s super uphill in parts. Stock up on pancakes before setting off! Thanks for the 📷 @danm121
  • (AD) 18 miles of old, new and rare books can be found in Strand Book Store. It’s a book lovers paradise! And surprisingly enough I hadn’t come across this place in any of research until I started reading my @marcopologuides of New York City! 📚
  • Staten Island Ferry views. This time we made sure we took a free ride in the Staten Island Ferry after missing out last time. The views of the city and  the Statue of Liberty were great and it was made all the better that the sun was out!
  • Spending time in Brooklyn was on our list for this trip to NYC and today we accomplished just that! We browsed record shops and thrift stores, spotted some street art, played arcade games and got some great views of the Manhattan skyline. It’s been a day of wandering but we loved every second.
  • Out of office is finally on! I’m jetting off to NYC on Monday and I am so unbelievably excited. I’ve got some awesome things lined up already including a street art tour, Dan’s very own pizza tour and a ride on the Staten Island Ferry! New York I’ll be seeing you Monday! Have a good weekend everyone!

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