Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:


What personal data we collect & 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.


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 & Cookies

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.

If you visit our login page, 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 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.

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 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.




Who we share your data with

In addition to server logs, we also use Google Analytics ( and Jetpack Analytics ( to track traffic and other statistics. You may read their privacy policies at the links provided.

We use UpdraftPlus to backup on Google Drive:

This privacy policy is published by the creators of UpdraftPlus, Simba Hosting Ltd (UK) (please see the footer of this page for company registration number). It applies only if you are using our built-in app for authentication. If you configure UpdraftPlus to use your own app, then it does not apply, and in that case no data comes to any of our servers.

Use of Google Drive with UpdraftPlus involves visiting our authentication server (website) as part of the authentication (OAuth) flow. Note that no backup data or other data from your WordPress site goes to our servers – this all remains on your server on which you are hosting WordPress. The authentication procedure will cause:

  • Your IP address to be logged in our webserver logs. No further processing of these logs is carried out. These logs are kept for 6 months in accordance with UK law, and then automatically deleted. We carry out no further processing on them. They are not shared with any third party.
  • (If authentication succeeds) your Google account identifier to be stored in the authentication server’s database, so that the necessary authentication token can be given to your site if it requests it again. We carry out no further processing on them. They are not shared with any third party.

No other data is sent or implicitly gathered by any of our servers in the process of using Google Drive. Any changes to this privacy policy in future will be notified of on this page.

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 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 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 we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Other than that, and using the backup services, we do not share data.

Our contact information

Royd Hatta & Shu-Hsien Ho // 530 Showers Dr. #7256 Mountain View, CA 94040 // Email: roydhatta@gmail. // Phone: 650-776-5150


Additional information


How we protect your data

We currently use website protection by .

In addition to following industry-standard security protocols, is protected by WebArx Security (Patchstack), a Wordpress security service that restricts automated access to the site and all of the content on it, including any stored personal information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We currently use website protection by PatchStack Security.

What third parties we receive data from

If a data breach is detected, we will notify users both via the site and email newsletter within 72 hours.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We have no automated decision making or profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We have no industry regulatory disclosures.