Privacy Policy

These next paragraphs are a first attempt to inform you why and how I collect some data from our visitors. This is in no way a full list but I’m currently working on it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. And yes, you will need to leave some information behind, such as your contact details, so that a basic conversation can occur.

Who am I?

You will find more specific information about who I am on the about page, but in short:

  • The website address is: https://www.paulolyslager.com
  • The official author of this blog is: Paul Olyslager
  • You can contact me through the official contact page

What personal data do I collect and why I collect it

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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 Form

In order to contact me, you need to leave your full name, email address, the topic and a comment behind so that I have a basic understanding why you are trying to contact me.

Cookies

In order to know more about how I use cookies on this website and how to manage your consent, please visit our Cookie Policy page.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. I’m a firm believer of that approach!

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

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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. My website is using the service of Akismet, which is a well-known anti-spam service.

„Understanding your users is the first step towards defining the exact problem. does just that!“
- Paul