Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 7, 2020

I no longer use Google Analytics on my blog.

Who I am

My name is Nyx, and my blog address is:


This blog requires users who comment to leave their name and email address to cut down on spam.

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. I am not storing said names and email addresses for nefarious purposes, nor am I selling them to anyone.

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.

Contact Forms

I use Contact Form 7 as my contact form software on this blog. When you submit a message through the contact form, I capture the information you enter into the form. Contact form submissions are kept indefinitely for archival purposes only. None of the information gathered will be used to tracking, advertising or marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on my blog, 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 my login page, the blog software 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.

I do no offer registration on this blog.

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.


My blog does not use any third-party analytics software.

Who I share your data with

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone, and I have not changed these defaults.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the blog software 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 an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service (Akismet).


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your contact information

You can contact me using the Contact Form for this blog, located at:

Additional information

I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without my express written permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.