Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Updated: 10 October 2022

In a dystopian world, privacy doesn’t exist. In a utopian world, it doesn’t exist either. The way this world is headed, not sure where anyone stands.

In the meantime, the EU and UK have created GDPR and UK laws regarding data collection in order to provide a set of standardized data protection laws across all the member countries and the UK. Your consent is required for this site to collect your data—done so automatically when you accept cookies upon entering this site. You have the right to delete and the right to have corrected already collected personal data. You can choose to decline the cookies and still visit the website, but you may not be able to leave a comment.

Who we are

Independent writer, Anne Mortensen,


When you leave comments on this website, your IP address, data in the comments form, and browser user agent string is collected. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you’re 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. They say collecting this data is for spam detection.


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 save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are a little convenient so that you do not have to fill in your details again and again when you leave future comments. These cookies will last for one year.

If you login, we 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 enter the website, we will also set up several cookies to save your login in 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.

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 1 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 behave 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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store personal information 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 can also see and edit that information.

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 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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


If you have any concerns about this policy, feel free to contact me via my Contact page.