This Privacy Policy is posted to test the WordPress 4.9.6-RC1 GDPR tools which includes a tool to, you guessed it, create a Privacy Policy from a predefined template.

This site is hosted in the United States and the site owner resides in the U.S. too. While there are occasionally visitors from the EU region, GDPR compliance here is not mandatory simply as a matter of jurisdiction.

That all said, posting a policy page is not a bad idea.

Who we are

Our website address is: This is the personal blog site for Jan Dembowski.

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

We have none at this time. Any data gathered from when a contact form was live will only be shared with others with valid reason from the site owner. No notification of that sharing will be offered to the person leaving the contact form information.


If you leave a comment on our 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site uses’s Jetpack plugin to collect analytic data and is not stored on this site. It is referenced in the adminstrative dashboard only.

For more detailed information regarding privacy and those analytics, visit The Jetpack Privacy Center.

Who we share your data with

With the exception of analytics and embedded content from 3rd party entities, any data left on this site is not shared with any entity or organization.

The only exception will be for administrative purposes such as software debugging, a legal request from law enforcement or in the event that someone is abusing this site.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we 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

Comments left on this site from unregistered users may or may not be deleted at the sole discretion of the site owner. That includes and email addresses associated with that comment.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments with a registered account, 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 we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.