Privacy Policy

Who am I

I’m Xaaf. Owner of

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we 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 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 here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on my 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.

If you visit the login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


Who I share your data with

Your data will not be shared unless absolutely necessary. I currently share your data with Google Analytics (so I can see how many visitors the site is getting).

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, 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.

For users that register on my website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

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 I hold about you. This does not include any data I are 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.

Your contact information

Your contact information will be kept securely and will only be visible to administrators. This is for administrative purposes.

Additional information

How I protect your data

Data will be protected by having an SSL certificate on my website. I also run a couple of security checks and plugins to ensure that there are no leaks.

What data breach procedures I have in place

In case any user data gets leaked, I will shut the website down as soon as possible, to ensure that no furthur data is being leaked. I will then proceed to resolve the issue locally where no user data can be stolen. When the issue is resolved, I will get the website back online.

If some data is leaked where I can’t get it back, I will remove all user data from the website that could be harmful. This includes comments, email addresses, names, usernames, and other data along those lines.

What third parties I receive data from

I receive data from Google Analytics. They provide me insight on how well the website is performing, in terms of loading times and page views.

What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data

Whenever a user posts a comment, a bot will see if you follow the comment guidelines. This includes things like “don’t swear” and the like. There’s always the possibility for a moderator or administrator to delete or edit your comments. Moderators and administrators can do this freely without notice.

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