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Privacy & Cookies

On this site, I collect certain information and use cookies to be able to use certain functions. I’m not creepy with your data. Read more below.

On this site, I use the default WordPress comment form to enable discussion and connect with people who visit the site. The form collects name, e-mail address, site URL (if you leave one), content you write, Gravatar photo (if you uploaded one to gravatar.com) and IP address. Only your name, URL, comment and picture (if you’ve chosen to use Gravatar) will be visible on the site. Your name, e-mail, comment and IP address will be saved in the database which is stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland, through a reliable web hosting company.

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.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible on the site next to your comment.

The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

If you wish to receive e-mails when there is a reply to a comment you have left on the site, the e-mail address you have provided in the comment form will be used for this. To opt-in, you can click the checkbox “subscribe to comments” near the comment form

Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service to protect the site against spam.

If you do not consent to have your information processed by WordPress that hosts this website, please don’t use the comment form. If you would change your mind and wish to be deleted from the database, let me know by sending an e-mail.

Statistics

I use a service called Raygun for statistics about visitors. This service is mainly aimed for crash reporting and is a tool for web developers but it has an excellent site analytics function. It uses cookies and will collect anonymised information about you:

  • your IP address to see your location
  • what device, OS and web browser you use to visit the website
  • what pages you’ve visited
  • what links on this website you click on
  • how long you stay on this website
  • if you are a new or returning visitor

This information makes me see overall statistics about website visitors which helps me improve the website and its content.

I can delete your data at any time, just let me know.

Disabling cookies

Click here to learn how to disable cookies in your web browser.

Comment form

If you leave a comment on this site you can 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

If you have any questions, please contact me.