Privacy Policy

Unless you choose to provide me with personal data like your name and email address, you remain anonymous to me while browsing this website. I do not record your complete IP nor do I use any analytics tools. Should you provide me with any personal data (e.g. by leaving a comment), I won’t sell it, give it away or spam you and I promise to do my best to make sure no unauthorized person gains access to this data.

Who I share your data with

Spam detection

Visitor comments may be checked through the Akismet automated spam detection service provided by Automattic Inc. Their privacy policy can be found here.


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.

Additional cookies may be set by third parties (see below).

How long your data is retained

Your data is discarded when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected and used.

For example, if you leave a public comment on my blog, the comment and its metadata are retained as long as the article you commented on is still available.

Legal basis for processing your data

  • you have given us your consent, for example, when you sign up for a newsletter;
  • processing is in my legitimate interest and these interests are not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (e.g. my legitimate interest in preventing spammers from leaving comments)

What rights you have over your data

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

Third party services and embedded content from other websites

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


No ads should appear in recent content, however, they may still be included in the archived previous versions of this blog (where they cannot easily be removed).

Amazon affiliate program

This website may use Amazon’s affiliate program, which may set cookies and use tracking pixels. You can find Amazon’s privacy notice here.

Google Adsense

This website may use Google AdSense do show ads. Various cookies may be sent to your browser.  You have the option to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. Alternatively you can opt-out of cookies by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance opt out page.

Viglink affiliate program

Viglink automatically turns links into affiliate links. You can find Viglink’s privacy policy here and opt out here.


This website may use Google Fonts to minimize loading times. Further information on visitor privacy and the use of Google Fonts can be found here.


This website may use use Google Maps. Google’s privacy policy can be found here.

Site search

Our site search functionality may be provided by Google. In this case, the search field is marked accordingly. Google’s privacy policy can be found here.


This website may use embedded videos from YouTube. I use the  privacy-enhanced mode when embedding videos, which means that YouTube won’t store information about you unless you play the video. Google’s privacy policy can be found here.


Please see my contact page.

Version 2018.1.0 published on May 25, 2018.