Privacy Policy


At The Procsecutor’s Puppets, our mission is to advocate for the innocence of Charles “Chase” Merritt and to provide a platform for sharing documents and information related to his case. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of the site and through court documents made available in the public interest.

Collection of Personal Information

Comments: When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data displayed in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection. An anonymized string (hash) created from your email address may be sent to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it (Privacy Policy of Gravatar). Upon comment approval, your profile picture becomes public in your comment’s context.

Media: If you upload images, we advise against including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can extract any location data from images on the site.

Cookies: We use cookies to enhance your experience. This includes cookies that save your details when you leave comments to simplify future interactions, cookies for login sessions and preferences, and cookies that track post edits. These cookies vary in duration from session-based to one year.

Use of Personal Information

Embedded Content: Our articles may feature embedded content from other websites. This content behaves as if you visited the other site directly, and these sites may collect data about you, employ cookies, and monitor your interactions.

Data Sharing: The only scenario where your data is shared externally is if you initiate a password reset, where your IP address is included in the reset email.

Data Retention and Your Rights

Data Retention: Comments and their metadata are kept indefinitely for follow-up purposes. User-provided information through registrations is stored in their profiles, accessible and editable by the users, except for username changes. Administrators can also access and modify this information.

Your Rights: You have the right to request an export of your personal data held by us and to request the deletion of your personal data, excluding data we’re required to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Automated Spam Detection: Visitor comments may be screened by automated spam detection services to ensure the integrity of discussions on our site.

Additional Information

Legal Basis for Use of Court Documents: We share documents and information from the court case and investigation under the principles of United States case law, which permits their use for public interest and advocacy purposes. We commit to handling this information with the utmost respect for privacy and legal boundaries.

Contact Information Usage: Emails and personal information collected from subscriptions, newsletters, or direct contacts are used solely for official business related to The Prosecutor’s Puppets and will not be distributed externally.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay informed of how we are protecting your information.

For any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us through the information provided on our website.