Privacy Policy


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What personal data is collected and why this wordpress installation collects it

If you don’t register, you don’t leave any details. You also won’t be able to comment or anything but that’s a trade-off. Since I personally don’t give a toss about anyone else’s personal details, I’ll be setting the registration to collect the bare minimum and that’s it. I don’t care for privacy companies or corporations either so they won’t be getting details from me. 


When visitors leave comments on the site I do 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 gravatar 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

I don’t have any, will add them if I see a need.


If you leave a comment on my 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 visit the login page, the software’ll 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, it’ll 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.

Those 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.


I use Google Analytics, just to track how many times pages get opened, what pages are most popular, etc. Unless Google steals that data from my Analytics account, it too goes nowhere else but into my brain. I don’t even copy/paste figures out of the Analytics page.

Who I share your data with

I don’t share well. . .

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the software can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on the website (if any), it also stores 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. And that’s just me and an alt.

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 this thing sends your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Look. I’m not interested in where you live or who you really are. I’m quite happy commenting to another commenter and that’s fine, I have a lot of friends online whom I’ve never met nor know by anything except their screen name and sometimes their avatars or any info they tell me. The Internet’s about conversation and information, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s no room here for data collection and data mining and all that surveillance. So I try and eliminate as much of it as I can, without disabling the site. 

So welcome, whoever you are. I’ll accept you as you present yourself.