Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is the personal blog of Gerald Zojer, under the address of:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

When visitors use the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the contact form form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you leave a comment on our 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. 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.

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.


This site uses Matomo for creating visitor statistics. Matomo gathers anonymous data of how people are using this site, e.g. details of page views etc. We do not use tracking to gather personal information of our visitors, and the IP addresses of visitors are being anonymised. The statistics we get help us to optimize the page and to discover errors (e.g. broken links). You can opt-in to Matomo analytics below. If you have set the “do-not-track” option in your browser, you need to first disable the do-not-track settings in your browser.


Who we share your data with

We do not share any of your data with a third party, however, we do use third party services which might collect data independently of us.

Third party services we use

When you visit our websites we use the following third party services which may collect personal data:

RecipientPurpose of processingPrivacy policy
AkismetTo protect our comment form from
FacebookTo allow you sharing or liking our
Google+To allow you sharing our
SpecificfeedsTo allow you following this site through
TwitterTo allow you tweeting about our site or to follow

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 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.

Your contact information

You can contact us through our contact form.

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