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Privacy Policy

Who am I?

I’m Deborah Biancotti, the author and owner of this website, http://deborahbiancotti.net.

What personal data do I collect and why do I collect it?


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 for purposes of 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.


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 forms

Data you send via the site contact form may be retained as an email indefinitely.


If you leave a comment on my 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, the site 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.

When you log in, the site software 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 ONE 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after ONE DAY.

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.


Who do I share your data with?

Nobody. I don’t share your data — apart from the data you make public, such as comments & usernames.

How long do I 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), I 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 (of which there are several) can also see and edit that information.

What rights do 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 do we send your data?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection services and statistical analysis lug-ins, for the sole purpose of maintaining this site. I do not send your data to any third parties other than those mentioned above.

I am not partnered with any marketing or promotional services. I do not use your data for automated decision making or third-party user profiling.

Last update Monday 13 July 2020.