Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is a personal opinion blog by a single author, described on the About page.

The website address is:, including the blog at, or, including the blog at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


No heavily protected data, such as credit card or account numbers, are collected on this site. Please do not post private data in comments or contact form emails.

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

By default, WordPress does not include a contact form. This site uses a plug-in to give you the opportunity to send a comment or question to the author via email. The author may retain the information submitted in and along with the contact form, in a database repository or a personal email account. Uploaded media files may remain on the server. This information is not used for marketing purposes, and will not be shared or sold to third-parties such as list services. In case of harassment, threats, or other disturbing content, the author retains the right to report any information submitted to proper authorities.


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.


By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. The author uses tools offered by her hosting company as well as by Google webmaster tools to get a sense of website traffic. Potential security concerns are analyzed by third-party tools in order to block IPs if necessary.

Who we share your data with

The personally-identifiable data that you share via comments or direct contact is not shared with third-parties, except in case of legal need to respond to threats, harassment or other such necessity.  Your comments on each blog post are published if approved. In no case is any data collected by the author sold to third-parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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. Online sellers, such as Amazon, may use cookies to track your activity.

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