About this website
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
WordPress does collect data shown on the UserProfile of registered users (e.g. while they are writing a comment).
Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with this website. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, email subscription, analytics, and third party embeds.
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.
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.
Note that the following personal data is captured when you submit a contact form: your first name and last name, your email address, and the comment/message you are sending along. We will reply to your request as soon as possible, usually within 5 business days. The details of each contact form submissions is kept for another 10 business days in our inbox in case of follow up questions and answers. We do not use nor share the information submitted through the contact form for any kind of marketing purposes.
This blog is deliberately not using an email marketing service to handle its subscriber list. Yes, we are using WPForms Lite to provide a form so our readers can subscribe and unsubscribe or update their email address at our website. However, the reader’s name and email address will not be kept on their list nor will it be kept on our WordPress installation. Instead, we will save it to our own email 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 “unsubscribe” link inside one of our emails. This link will lead you to the Subscriber page where you can unsubscribe or update your email address. You will then receive a confirmation email. In the case that you have decided to unsubscribe, your name and email address will be immediately deleted from our subscriber list.
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.
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.
At this point we are not using the service of a provider of analytics. Our web hosting account might collect some anonymous analytics data, however.
Who we share your data with
We do not share any personal data with anyone.
How long we retain your data
As stated above, we keep contact form entries for up to one month (20 business days).
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 concerns about privacy
To express any privacy-specific concerns please send a mail through our contact form. Thank you.
How we protect your data
Steps we have taken to protect your users’ data are encryption, two factor authentication where applicable, and staff training in data protection.
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 Siteground which is our web host. We also receive notice about who contacted us and/or subscribed to our blog post through WPForms.