Privacy Policy

Who we are

The website is a privately owned and operated personal webspace. For more details on its guiding principles, please see the About page.

In general, we feel strongly about respecting your privacy.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form in addition to technical details to service your request. Additionally, we store basic profile information such as a name and email address with additional unique identifiers if you choose to log in with and link your social media account. This data is used only to provide the comments service. Providing this information is entirely voluntary. Your data on social media services is governed by their respective privacy policies.


We may store a profile photo that you submit to us to display with your comments. This photo might be loaded from a linked social media account, if you choose to link such an account with a third party. You grant us a perpetual and royalty-free license to distribute such media and assert that you are the owner of the profile picture.


This site may set cookies in your browser. These cookies are associated with your account information to manage the logged-in state of your session and remember form fields, such as name and email address, for your convenience.

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.

In general, please understand that we can’t control the behavior of third parties and their content, so we work to keep such content to a minimum.

Who we share your data with

Your data is never shared with third parties except when:

  • You request a password reset email. Your name, IP, email address, or access times may be shared with email hosts.
  • You post a comment. Comments and comment metadata may be shared with email hosts, spam detection services, and other website visitors in service of your comment.
  • We believe illegal activity has occurred. In this case, we may share your data with law enforcement agencies or other incident response organizations.

Rest assured, we will never:

  • Share your information with advertising companies.
  • Share your information with social media unless you ask us to do so to process your login information or populate profile data.
  • Sell your data.

How long we retain your data

The following information may be retained indefinitely:

  • If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata.
  • Profile information. However, users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Admins can also see this information.

The following information may be retained temporarily:

  • Authorization and login tokens.
  • IP addresses.
  • Web requests and other technical server access details.

Please note that because of technical limitations and in order to ease the maintenance burden to enable this free website, while we don’t intentionally store this temporary information after 30 days, some data might be retained in the databases or on backup media for up to one year.

If your data is shared with a third party (for example, as noted in the data sharing section) then data retention policies for the shared data are defined by that third party. We continually work to minimize sharing because we cannot control the actions of third parties.

Your data rights

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 or data that is not technically feasible to remove. For example, a username for a deleted account might still be stored in our database if the database software does not support completely erasing such data, even if it does not appear on our web pages.