What personal data do I collect and why?
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Another reason for storing the IP-address is that it enable me to show you your own comment before it is approved. Otherwise, it may seem as if your comments wasn’t stored and people may comment the same thing multiple times.
If you just visit my website, no cookies are stored at all.
If you leave a comment on my site your name and opt-in to store your details for the future, your e-mail address and website (if entered) are stored in a cookie. This is for convenience so you don’t have to retype all the information again if you want to comment another time. These cookies (3) are set to expire for a little less than 1 year. If you don’t opt-in, these cookies are created as well but they expire the moment they are created. There are no tracking cookies or whatsoever.
I like number so I might feel like doing some analysis on the popularity of my posts. For example to see which recipe is most popular. I do not perform analyses on (country of) origin, age, sex, etc. Basically, I don’t care about you :p
Google Analytics or other 3th party analytics services are not being used, except for the Akismet anti-spam service.
Who I share your data with:
If you just visit my website, I do not share your data with anyone. I do not use Google analytics.
If you post a comment it will be checked by the automated spam detection service of Akismet. To be able to use their anti-spam service the following data is shared: the comment itself, the commenter’s name and email-address (only if provided), the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and the page on which the commenter is placing a comment. For more info see https://akismet.com/privacy/
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments that included your email-address you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you. You can also request me to erase any personal data I hold about you (basically this means removing your comments). This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for legal purposes.