This website’s address is: http://aaronlinks.com

What personal data is collected and why it’s collected


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: 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

Contact form data submitted through this site is kept for as long as the site administrator feels is necessary with no limit, and used for follow-up responses and possibly legal or security purposes.


If you leave a comment on this 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 the login page, this site 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, this site 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.


This site does not knowingly or intentionally use any analytics services provided through Google or Alphabet, Inc. Analytics for this site may or may not use the services provided through WPForms, depending on a user-privacy evaluation performed by an administrator of this site.

Who your data is shared with

Your data submitted through this site is not knowingly or intentionally shared with anyone, unless explicitly authorized by you in writing.

How long this site retains 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 this website (if any), this site also stores 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.

Your contact information

Contact information submitted through this site is not intentionally or knowingly shared with any third-party.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Data collected through this site is used for basic analytics regarding this website’s performance and statistics. Your data is privacy is taken seriously and is not sold or intentionally distributed by this website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach were to occur on this site disclosing personal information of blog commentators, there will be a notice posted on the front page of the site and on the blog page disclosing the nature of the breach and recommended actions to mitigate possible adverse affects.

What third parties we receive data from

At the time of writing this policy, January 26, 2020, there is no third-party data knowingly or intentionally received by this site.

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

At the time of writing this policy, January 26, 2020, there is not automated decision making or profiling performed from user data.