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.
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 check box “subscribe to comments” near the comment form
Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service to protect the site against spam.
By using the comment form you accept these conditions. If you would change your mind and wish to be deleted from the database, let me know by sending an e-mail.
This site uses the Mailchimp service to send e-mail notifications when there are new blog posts, if you have chosen to sign up for the e-mail list.
I will never use your e-mail for anything else than notifications. If you wish to unsubscribe from these e-mails, you can do so any time by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail.
If you leave a comment on our 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.
This site uses Statcounter for statistics about visitors, and will collect anonymised information about you:
- your location
- what device, OS and web browser you use to visit the website
- where you came from to visit the website (if you clicked a link on another website, social media for example)
- what links on this website you click on
- how long you stay on this website
- if you are a new or returning visitor
…and similar things regarding your visits and behaviour on this website. This information makes me see overall statistics about website visitors which helps me improve the website and its content.
If you do not want this information to be collected, find a blue button at the bottom of the page, click there and change your cookie settings. If you disable third party cookies, Statcounter won’t load.
Click here to learn how to disable cookies in your web browser.
How long your data is kept
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 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.