Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting my personal blog. This Privacy and Policy page outlines the types of personal information collected by this website and how it is used. By using this website, you consent to the practices described below.

Personal Information

When you visit this website, some non-personal information such as your IP address, operating system, and browser version may be automatically collected through the use of cookies or other tracking technologies. This information is used to improve the user experience and analyze website usage patterns.

If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, your name and email address will be collected. This information is used to respond to your comment and may also be used to contact you regarding future blog posts or updates.

Third-Party Services

This website uses third-party services, such as Google Analytics, to collect and analyze website usage data. These services may also use cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information about your browsing behavior on this website.

This website may also include links to other websites or services, which have their own privacy policies. I am not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party websites or services.

Data Security

I take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information collected through this website is secure and protected from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, I cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from this website.

Changes to this Policy

I reserve the right to modify this Privacy and Policy page at any time. Any changes will be reflected on this page and will be effective immediately upon posting.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy and Policy page, please contact me at [info] [hakanarik] [com].

Who we are

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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.


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

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 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 your data is sent

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