Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 12th, 2022.

What data is collected about you when visiting this blog?


This blog with the address of is hosted by will collect data about you as a visitor to my my blog for their own purposes, such as to be able to serve me with their hosting service. If you have questions about what data they specifically collect about you as a visitor to this blog, please contact them here:

There are two “categories” of data collected. One is data that is directly submitted by you by, for example, submitting a comment or using the contact form. Then there’s automatically collected data that is collected when you visit a page for example or interact with the blog in other ways. You can read more about what these are below.

I use some services on my site provided by the company named ‘Automattic’. You can read Automattic’s privacy notice geared towards visitors of blogs using the Jetpack service to learn more about how they collect and use data about you:

You can read below about the services I use from them and what data they collect about you in conjunction with visiting and using this website.

Data submitted by you directly


The data collected about you when you use the comment form on my blog are: Your name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a IFrame receives the following data about you: Your local user ID (if available), your local username (if available), your site URL (if available), MD5 hash of your email address (if available), and the comment content. The spam detection -and prevention service called Askimet, which is owned by Automattic, also receives this data for the sole purpose of spam checking: Your name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Your name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.

Data Synced: All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments are synced with Automattic’s servers. This includes the status of the comment and whether or not it was classified as spam by the Akismet service.

Contact form

Data collected in conjunction with the contact form on this blog are: The submission data is stored in the database of the site and is emailed directly to me as the blog owner. This email will include the your IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Security features (Automattic)

In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). Automattic also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced: Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information are synced with Automattic’s servers.

Data automatically collected about you

Statistics (Automattic)

Data collected about you for statistical purposes of this blog is: Your IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: I, as the blog owner do not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner using this service/feature can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this feature is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the JavaScript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that the plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, JavaScript files, CSS files, etc.).

I as the blog owner honor DNT settings of visitors. If you have turned on your DNT setting of your browser, then you will not be tracked in conjunction with this statistical service.

Third party services

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this blog 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. Please refer to the website in question if you want to know about the data collected about you.

I use embedded content from the websites listed below on my blog: (Privacy policy:

Who your data is shared with

I never share data I have access to from you as a visitor to this blog to any third party except when it comes to third-party services that I use for my blog as stated in this privacy policy. If you purchase a service from me, some of your data may also need to be used in conjunction with third-party payment providers to receive payment from you.

How long your data is retained for

Data is retained for different amounts of time depending on for what reasons they are being stored. I as the blog owner, only retain data that I have direct access and control over for the amount of time it is necessary according the purpose of which it is stored. If you, for example, wish to purchase a service from me via email-correspondence, I have to store your details according to my country’s laws and regulations for tax-purposes among other reasons for certain amount of time. I also need to store that data to fulfill the service to you.

Third-party or hosting services

For third-party services or hosting services listed in this privacy policy, please refer to their privacy policies to learn how long the data is being retained for.

What rights you have over your data

If you at any point want to know what data is being held about you and/or want to request removal of you personal data, you can contact me through the contact form. For cookies stored on your browser as a result of vising and interacting with this website, you can clear those from your browser if you wish, or block cookies from the blog entirely. Blocking cookies from this website may result in unexpected behaviors while viewing or interacting with it as some cookies may be necessary for the blog to work correctly.