I take privacy very seriously and I am committed to protecting the privacy of this site’s users. This site contains no first-party cookies, no analytics cookies and no advertising cookies.
The only cookie you will find is a third-party from the commenting system (FastComments) on this website - this is “required for [their] product to work for the user’s session, and is considered a functional cookie. [They] do not do any tracking that would affect or identify your user.” This cookie will delete itself after 30 days. This is classed as a strictly necessary cookie for the website’s functionality, and therefore does not require asking for consent under GDPR.
FastComments goes go great lengths to store as little information as possible. We may not store any information that can tie a comment to you as an individual (unless you use a username that makes such a thing obvious).
Some of our customers, which we refer to as tenants, require us to store a hashed version of your IP Address for our moderation tools. We combine the IP with a secure salt before hashing.
We store all information in our secured infrastructure hosted by Linode.
If you comment with your email on a site that uses FastComments, FastComments will retain your email indefinitely to send you notifications. However, you can delete this information by either entering a bogus information as an email in the account edit page or by deleting your account.
If you have any issue with this then please contact me via any of the methods on the left sidebar.