Privacy & Cookie Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

We do not allow comments on this website. All comments are closed and the functionality has been disabled.

Contact forms

We use the Contact Form 7 plugin for WordPress for our Contact Form. When contacting us it’s optional to include your email address (if you want us to write back to you) along with your message.

Neither Contact Form 7 nor this site stores or processes any of your data, your messages are directly sent to our Gmail email account. It’s as if you sent an email directly from your email to ours.

To see how Google stores your data please have a look at the following page: https://privacy.google.com/your-data.html

Analytics

This website uses the Yandex.Metrica web analytics service provided by the Yandex Oy Limited Company – Moreenikatu 6, 04600 Mantsala, Finland (hereinafter referred to as “Yandex”).

Yandex.Metrica uses “cookies,” small text files placed on users’ computers to analyze user activity.

Information collected by cookies does not reveal your identity, but it can help us to improve our website performance. Information about your use of this website collected by cookies will be transferred to Yandex and stored on Yandex’s server in the EU and the Russian Federation. Yandex will process this information to assess how you use the website, compile reports for us on our website operation, and provide other services. Yandex processes this information as specified in the Terms of Use of Yandex.Metrica Service.

You can opt out of using cookie files by choosing the corresponding settings in your browser. You can also use the tool https://yandex.com/support/metrika/general/opt-out.html. However, it can affect some website functions. By using this website, you agree that Yandex can process your data in the above manner and for the above purposes.

We use masking of user’s IP addresses. By default, Yandex.Metrica stores the entire depersonalized IP address of the user. The IP address is used to determine a site user’s location more precisely, but it isn’t shown in any of the service’s reports.

Yandex.Metrica disguises the address as soon as this is technically possible at the earliest stages of data collection. When Yandex.Metrica receives the data, the last octet of an IPv4 address or the last 64 bits of an IPv6 address are replaced with zeros, so an incomplete address is registered in the system.

For further information about how Yandex.Metrica uses cookies and IP address data, please see the Data Processing Agreement (DPA) here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

WordPress Plugins (3rd Party Tracking)

Jetpack

We also use the Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin to provide some features on this site, including cookies used for analytics. We don’t store or process any of the data that Jetpack may collect through cookies used on this site they do.

For general analytics, Jetpack stores a randomly-generated anonymous ID. This is only used within the admin area and is used for general analytics tracking.

When you accept the use of cookies on this website, another cookie simply remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the use of cookies.

Please see the Jetpack by WordPress Cookie Policy here: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

Embedded Content (3rd Party Tracking)

Embedded content from other providers may track your interaction with my (and their) content. For example, if I embed a video from YouTube, Google will track your interaction.

Similarly, a click on a social “share” button for an article or image on this site will result in a third party tracking that activity – such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc. Unfortunately, there is no way around this if you wish to share content socially or interact with content I have embedded form a 3rd-party.

How To Delete & Change Your Cookie Setting

To delete existing cookies or change the way your browser uses cookie please refer to the ‘Help’ option in your browser. Please be warned that most modern websites depend on cookies for key functions like personalization, so disabling cookies might impact your user experience.

If you’re a Google Chrome users please refer to the following website to manage cookies: Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

You consent to the terms and conditions laid out in this Privacy & Cookie Policy by clicking on the ‘Accept’ button in our Cookie Consent Banner or continuing to use this website. We are not responsible or liable for how any 3rd parties may use any of your personal information in any way, form or shape.