This blog may contain links to other websites. Please note that I have no control over how your data is stored on those websites, so please refer to those website and their privacy policies before submitting any data to them.
I respect and value your privacy and I will NEVER sell, trade or otherwise give out your information to third-party companies, businesses, other blogs or individuals for marketing purposes.
If you are interested or concerned about why and which personal information I collect and how they might be used, please read on.
Types of data I collect
Voluntary given personal information
This blog wouldn’t really be any fun without interaction with similar minded people and that’s why some of my posts have comments enabled. Personal data collected from the comments are the following:
- name (your real name or nickname you chose, if applicable)
- IP address
- e-mail address (if applicable)
- your website (if applicable)
Name, e-mail address and/or website fields are not required to leave a comment. However every comment is logged with an IP address so that I can moderate them by blocking spam, sexual, hateful, bullying and otherwise harmful comments which are not allowed on this website. If you decide to leave your name/nickname and your e-mail address, only the name will be visible on the website. If you leave an e-mail, you can subscribe to the comments of that particular post or replies to your own comment.
If you leave a comment on this website 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.
On my website I have a couple of contact forms for the ease of getting in touch with me. Personal data collected from the contact forms are the following:
- name or business name
- website (optional)
I collect your name and e-mail address, so that I may reply to your form submission.
My site uses analytics provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refer to a set of tools used to collect and analyse how my site is used. This in turn enables me to improve my site and the services and experience offered through it.
You can also turn off cookies for all websites in your browser. Please refer to the manual of your specific browser.
- The right of access – if you want to know what personal data I have about you, you can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you within a month with all the data that I collected about you.
- The right to rectification – if any data is incorrect or incomplete, you can contact me to rectify the situation.
- The right to erasure (or be forgotten) – you can ask me to delete all your data that I have about you. Any e-mail communication that we’ve had or if you’ve commented on some of my posts, all of those will be removed and will not be recoverable.
- The right to restrict processing of your personal data.
- The right to data portability – you can ask me for a copy of your data so you can re-use it on another service or blog.
- The right to object to me using your personal data for a particular purpose(s).
- Rights in relation to automatic decision making and profiling – I do not use your personal information this way.
How long is my data retained?
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.
If you have left any comments on this website, 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.
Is my personal data shared?
I do not share any personal data with third parties, however, if you comment on any of my blog posts or contact me via a contact form, your submission may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Google reCAPTCHA).
In some limited circumstances, I may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if I am involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
Where are your data stored
External links & embedded content
Sometimes I host giveaways on the blog using Gleam.io service. When you enter your details into the Gleam widget on a giveaway page, the information you enter is being stored alongside an IP address and date and time stamps. None of this data is stored on our servers.
For the giveaway to take place, I may collect:
- your name
- postal address (if applicable)
- Steam/Xbox/PS4 username (if applicable)
for the purpose of drawing a winner and contacting them to claim their prize.
How is the data protected
This website is using a SSL certificate for website encryption for added security as well as strong passwords for the access to the data.
If you leave a comment on the website, 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.
When you enter the website, you can opt out of certain non-important cookies (Google Analytics).
I have no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.
This website may contain affiliate links. Visiting the links may set a cookie to let the third-party know that it was my website that your purchase came from, so I may get a small commission from your purchase. Please see my affiliate disclosure page for more information.