What is collected
Each comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so any follow-up comments may be automatically approved instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users registered with any type of account on this site, any user data and profile photo entered in the user profile page is retained indefinitely. Users can edit or remove any personal information except the username.
For users with the capability to edit or create content on this site, any created, added or uploaded content is retained until the user chooses to remove them.
Once any user-created content is publicly published, this site holds no liability for caching or storage performed by external actors (such as webcrawlers). For this reason, it is recommended to not upload any content that should not be shared publicly, for example, images with EXIF metadata containing shooting location, device etc.
For received webmentions, pingbacks and trackbacks, and for responses to URLs, such as responding to a post or article, this site allows the storage of data around the post/article in order to generate a rich citation. Items such as author name and image, summary of the text, embed provided by third-party site, etc may be stored and are solely used to provide context.
If you leave a comment on this 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, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Cookies are created to identify your current language, last visited language, and preferred language.
Cookies are created to identify your dark mode display preference.
When you log in, several cookies are also set up to save your login information, and your preferences. 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.
No data is shared with any third parties.
Visitor’s visited pages, referrer, device type, and network-based location is shared with a local Matomo instance. No uniquely identifying data is collected, no individual profiling is performed. IP addresses are collected with the most significant two byte segments only. For example, if your IP is
192.168.128.64, it is collected as
This site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, status updates, code preview, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If a password reset request is made for any user with an account on this site, the IP address from where the request was made will be contained the password reset email sent to user. This information may be visible to any mail server in between this website and the user.
What may be removed
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data about you held on this website’s database, including any data you have voluntarily shared. You can also request erasure of any personal data about you held on this website’s database.
If your content is reproduced on this site as webmentions, pingbacks, tracebacks, or as context for reponse posts, you can also request erasure of such data.