Cookies & Privacy Policy

I am a private citizen who runs this personal, non-commercial blog. Like most sites, I will set cookies; here is what happens on my site, while Jetpack and Automattic further explains what they use cookies for. No cookies will be used for ad-related purposes as this is an ad-free blog.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on my blog, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address to deter and prevent spam from appearing on my blog.

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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Your comment will also checked through spam detection to filter unwanted and commercial content.

If you leave something, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Cookies

I will not participate in Google’s FLoC program. However, embedded or linked content may. (Image source: EFF)

If you leave a comment here, you will use cookies. These are for not for your convenience; they are to help me cut down on spam, prevent trolling, and keep comments civil. These cookies are a combination of first- and third-party technologies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles and other parts of this blog may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites that may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, especially if you have an account and are logged in to that website. I am not responsible for any of their shenanigans, nor will I do anything to stop them from loading anything onto your device because I am not that tech-savvy.

Who I share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Otherwise, I don’t share any data I may have about you with anyone, for any purpose, unless legally obligated to do so.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or sent me an email, you can request to what I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I delete such stuff. This does not include any data I keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Page originally created on April 12, 2021. Last updated October 31, 2021 to add about Jetpack, Automattic policies; and to clear up wording and redundancies.