So let me get this straight right from the beginning: I’m in no way whatsoever interested into any data from you. As a matter of fact, there is no word in any language known to man, which properly describes my utter lack of interest into your data. This is my personal blog and in no way a business.
With this out of the way (bear in mind, I’m no lawyer and have no idea if any of this is worth the time I spend writing it and also, I can’t state this enough, in no way interested into your data), let’s talk a bit about the things that are running on this site.
The thing with the Cookies
First of all, this website is hosted by Automattic and you most likely already have clicked-away the cookie-banner-pop-up thingy. If you wouldn’t have done so, you would be able to read about how Automattic/Wordpress.com is using cookies to run statistics and maintain their service.
I do see some of the data collected for statistic purposes. I get a glimpse about the page views (very few, almost not worth speaking of) and from which area of this planet the views are coming from. And that’s about it.
It might be that I occasionally embed content from services such as YouTube, Vimeo. In those cases, these services will in all probability do some tracking and analytics on their own in the same way as if you were watching the video (or other embedded content) on their service. I do not see, or have access, or even want that data in any way. So if you have questions, refer to the specific service’s privacy statement.
I also have by the time of this writing, not once used referral codes from, say Amazon or such. I don’t monetize anything on here. This might change in the future, but up to now: nope.
In any case, I’m doing my best to keep tracking to a minimum and even have removed all kinds of share-buttons.
By the time of writing this site has no comment section. Should I change my opinion at some point and you leave a comment at your own will, the data you add to the comment sheet as well as (at least so I believe) the IP-Adress for spam-defending purposes will be stored. If you don’t want that, it’s as easy as keeping your opinion for yourself and don’t leave a comment, that is should I add comments in the future, in the first place.
The Contact Page
Should you for whatever reason have the urge to contact me via the Contact Page I get to know your email address as well as the IP-Adress your device had been using. The latter gets attached automatically and is used by Automattic for keeping spammers away. If you don’t want that, make both of us happy and don’t send me one in the first place.
I’m almost sure this is not sufficient but I hope the general idea is clear: I don’t like tracking as much as you do, yet have only little influence on what is used here. I have however tried, as stated already, my best in removing what I can.
In general though I think it would be best to take things into your own hands and simply use a more private browser (Firefox, Safari, Brave…. you name it) and install whatever plugin you deem necessity to block trackers yourself, which by any means is more effective.