Privacy Policy

Who we are

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Professional Ethic

While we are not a company or organization, compliance with privacy and security is very important and we seek to comply with the GDPR’s requirements on handling your personal data.

This Privacy Policy consists of a modified version of the standard WordPress privacy policy, adapted with the information regarding our security, ethics and plugins.

We show ads in order to cover for the cost of running and keeping this website, but visitors from the European Union do not receive personalized ads, complying with GDPR.

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 anonymised 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 enter your personal data (such as name or email address) and a message into a contact form on this website, this information is retained indefinitely.


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We make use of Google Analytics and the Analytify plugin to gather anonymous data from visitors to gain insight into our audience and measure our popularity. This data is stored indefinitely.

Social Media Icons

There are icons on this website allowing you to visit, follow or share on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. By visiting these pages, sharing content using your account, or performing a Like or Follow action, your personal information may be stored by these platforms.

We have no control over these platforms, their privacy policies or how they handle your data and your accounts with them.

Akismet Antispam

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Security Plugins

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.
This site is also scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.
Serious security incidents (including but not limited to brute force login attempts, php vulnerability abuse or accessing known vulnerable pages and files) may lead to blacklisting of your domain, IP address or location. This block is permanent unless otherwise notified, meaning you will lose access to this webpage. This is at the sole discretion of the author.

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

For questions and requests about privacy please contact

Additional information

How we protect your data

Access to this website, and your data, is restricted by means of complex passwords, non-intuitive user names and limited access accounts. At the time of writing, only one individual has access to the data mentioned in this policy.

We use plugins to protect ourselves against brute-force entry. A firewall and antivirus are in place to protect the integrity of the site. Regular updates conform WordPress’ advice are performed. We do not transfer, sell or utilize your data for any other purposes than site analytics and security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unfortunate event of a data breach we will inform our users through a front-page post. Should we have a mailing list in place, and you have opted in to that, you will also receive this information through the mailing list.