Privacy Policy

Who we are

My name is Mike. I am the owner, maintainer and main contributor to this site. I am big advocate for Linux and open source software. This project has so far been a hobby of mine. I enjoy testing software and writing articles. Privacy has always been a prime concern for me and as such a priority for this web site too.

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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.

Log Files

Our hosting provider retains log files. This is standard procedure for most websites in order to quantify the traffic to the site. Information in the log files include your IP address, your ISP (internet service provider) , the browser you used to visit the site, the time you visited and which pages you visited. Log files are essential when dealing with bot attacks against web sites.


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 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.

Cookies may be used to store information for analytics, social interaction, ads, and polls.

Advertisements use cookies in order to display relevant ads to the visitor. This means that data like the IP address, the Internet Service Provider and browser type are shared with with ad providers in order to place relevant content.  

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site displays ads and some anonymous analytical data may be collected. 

Who we share your data with

We do not share any data.

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

You can 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.


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