Privacy Policy

This is a blog at WordPress is owned by Automattic. Automattic also owns and operates the Jetpack plugin (some Jetpack features are Stats, Related Posts, Publicize and Comments, among others).

Comments and feedback are the main way information from site visitors (that’s you) is collected here.

In order to provide service to readers and followers and email subscribers this site saves information about a person who follows it or leaves a comment as follows:

For commenters –

  • commenter’s name (if provided in the comment form. It is not required to input any name or username in order to leave a comment)
  • email address (if provided to the comment form. It is not required to input e-mail address in order to leave a comment)
  • site URL (if provided to the comment form. It is not required to write site URL in order to leave a comment)
  • submission date/time
  • IP address.

Your IP address and submission date and time is always automatically saved when you leave a comment. If you don’t want the owner of this blog to be able to see your IP address please do not leave any comments.

Additionally, a IFrame receives the following data: blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content.

The following information is sent to the Akismet (also owned by Automattic) service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name (if provided), email address (if provided), site URL (if provided), IP address, and user agent.

Automatic’s system logs, which record information about visitors to Automattic’s websites, are kept for 30 days after which they are deleted.

For email followers – when you input your e-mail address and choose to follow this blog your email address is saved and visible to the owner of the site.

For followers – owner of this site does not have access to email addresses, as that would be violating both privacy policy and the GDPR, as those followers provided their email addresses to, not to this site.

If a visitor to this site requests access to the personal data saved about them they will be gathered via Automattic company service. At a visitors request their data will be deleted.

Automatic’s servers are installed all over the world, at present all personal and site data is stored exclusively on US based servers.

Further information:

Privacy Notice for Visitors – This Privacy Notice explains how Automattic processes information about the visitors of our site

Automattic Privacy Policy