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Privacy Policy

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What personal data this site collects and why


When visitors leave comments on the site, it collects 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.


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 and are stored only on your computer, in a file maintained by your web browser. You can clear them manually by following the instructions to clear cookies in your browser’s documentation.

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.


The webhost for this site collects some anonymous, aggregated analytics data. For example, which pages are most visited each hour, and which countries are most frequent visitors to the website.

Who this site shares your data with

I don’t share your data with any advertisers.

This site shares the following information from comments with a 3rd-party spam detection service, Akismet: comment, comment user IP, user agent, referrer, post URL the comment was left on. Akismet’s privacy policy can be found here.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data this website holds about you, including any data you have provided to this site. You can also request that this site erase any personal data this site holds about you. This does not include any data this site is 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. Each comment is sent to Akismet’s servers, along with the following metadata: comment user IP, user agent, referrer, the post URL the comment was left on. Akismet’s privacy policy can be found here.

Privacy contact information

You can email any questions or requests about privacy to: privacy (at) rdbms (dash) insight (dot) com.