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Privacy Policy

Look, I get it. Another Privacy policy.

I usually snooze through these myself, but I think it's valuable to have some idea of what happens to any data that could personally identify you. That, and I try to do the right thing as much as possible.

Who I am

My name is Adrian Makohon, and I am based out of Leipzig, Germany. You can find information about me on my about me page.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 anonymised 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.

Contact forms

If you fill out the contact form, your message may be stored indefinitely.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this 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.

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.

Analytics

Who I share your data with

There are two services I use for website analytics: Google Analytics and Akismet by Automattic. You can find their privacy policies here:

How long I retain your data

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

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. To the best of my knowledge, data sent to third-parties is hosted in servers located in the USA or Europe.

My contact information

You can contact me at any time via the contact form, on LinkedIn or via Twitter.