Privacy Policy

Who we are

Details on who we are can be found on the “About us” page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

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 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

If you use the contact form provided on our site, we store all information that you provide in the fields of the contact form for an indefinite amount of time. Website administrators and persons processing your request can see all of this information. The information is not forwarded to third parties, except maybe for data backup purposes.


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 site, 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.

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.

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.


We do not collect any personalized analytics data.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any personalized data with any third party. Exceptions may only arise from legal obligations (e.g. cases of fraud).

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.

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

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

Your contact information

Contact information is provided on the ‘About us’ page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is protected by all standard data protection mechanisms provided by the software components used to host our site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our site uses all standard data breach protection mechanisms provided by the software components used to host our site. Data breaches can additionally be reported with the contact form. Immediately after we have received information about a data breach, necessary counter-actions will be taken and legal obligations with respect to the data breach will be fulfilled.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any personalized data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not profile user data or take automated decisions based on user data, except that for suspicious activity originating from a specific IP-address, security software may take an automated decision to block that IP-address and log and report the IP-address and details of the incident. Such security-related incidents may be reported to government regulatory bodies, the police, or other law enforcement agencies.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Regulation details can be found on the ‘About us’ page.