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Who we are
To summarize, I won’t sell or share your data. It’s really that simple!
I use Matomo Analytics, a private, self-hosted alternative to Google Analytics, to keep up with my website’s visitors. If you don’t want me to count you, opt out at the top of this page.
Matomo respects a browser’s Do Not Track option and won’t count you in my statistics if it is enabled.
Subscribing to the blog
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Who we share your data with
I will keep your data private and won’t share it with any other businesses or people. All services on this website are self-hosted so that your data stays with me and doesn’t go anywhere. The only exception is our newsletter, which is sent via Protonmail. Also, I host my servers on DigitalOcean, but they won’t access your data.
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.
If you subscribe, your email will be held indefinitely or until you ask me to remove it. It’ll be removed from the blog immediately, but you’ll need to email me in order for me to wipe Protonmail’s email history.
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