Privacy Policy

Who we are

Hello and welcome. My name is Carmen Walther. I’m writing most of the web content for Able to Perform. Stefan, my husband, is checking the text for accuracy in regard to language and doctrine. He is also the author of the blog posts that are addressing the male readers. Please use the dedicated page (more information below) should you need to contact us about this Privacy Policy or any other issue/s.

Contact Us / Form

Note that the following personal data is captured after filling in and submitting our Contact Us form: your name, your email address, the reason you are contacting us, your message, and your IP address.

We are using VS Contact Forms’ services for our contact form in connection with WordPress, meaning, the entries are saved to our site’s WordPress database. One of our reasons for using VS Contact Forms is that it meets the condition of the GDPR. It will also only store your details on our site’s WordPress database which means they are not shared with other third-parties. All of your details are deleted as soon as the contact request has been dealt with.

Subscribe/Unsubscribe to Blog Posts

Our website is deliberately not using an email marketing service to handle its subscriber list. We are, however, using VS Contact Forms’ services to handle your request (subscribe/unsubscribe). All submissions are saved to our site’s WordPress database. These are not send nor shared elsewhere.

After collecting your details at the database of our WordPress site, we will save your name and your email address to our own contact list. We do not share this list with any third party nor do we send out notifications through an email marketing service.

If you decide at any time that you no longer want to receive these emails please click on the provided “Contact Us” link at the bottom of one of the blog post emails. This link will lead you to the Contact Us page where you can unsubscribe. Your name and email address will be immediately deleted from our subscriber list. In the case that your email address has changed, please simply send us a message through the form informing us of your old and your new email address. Thank you!

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of any data breaches, either potential or real, we will inform the individual party/parties who is/are responsible for the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

At this point we receive general data about our visitors (country, browser type, time of visit) at our statistic page in our account through our current web host. We also receive notice about who contacted us and/or subscribed or unsubscribed to our blog post through on our site’s WordPress database.



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.


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.

Also note, please, that embedded social media you see on this website (e.g. Tweets, etc) may collect some of your information as well. The individual social media 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.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 your data is sent

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