About and Privacy

About this blog

This blog has all the updates about the Eclectic App Development site (and occasional bits about me personally). To see everything “eclectic” that can’t fit on the blog, please visit the main homepage.

Your Privacy – Summary

This website will never sell or share any of your browsing data or activity within the site, and only use this data to enhance the blog you are reading and/or share updates with you as described below.

Requests to view, amend or remove your personal data

If you have provided your email to register for updates to the blog, you can unregister using the WordPress features to remove your email from our lists.

You can also get in touch with me directly if you would like to be removed by emailing me to request your data is removed. The only information we hold is information submitted through a “subscription” form – an email address and WordPress username – which can be amended or removed at your request any time. If you have left a comment, some other guidance applies, but you can still get in touch to request this comment is removed, along with any associated personal information.

Please see below for full details on the privacy guidance described above.

WordPress Privacy – Complete

Who we are

This policy relates to the Eclectic Blog – website address is: http://eclecticapp.xyz/blog

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 anonymised 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 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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, and some anonymized data may be sent to Google Analytics – see the section below.

Analytics – Google

As a final note, the blog uses Google Analytics to get (again) completely anonymised data on users activity to get some general statistical information about how the site is used.

The analytics on this blog utilises IP anonymization, and respects users wishing to opt-out of analytics, and users’ Do-Not-Track headers, meaning that you have control over any data being sent for the purposes of analytics.

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics tracking for this blog, please use the button below to “opt-out” of Google Analytics tracking, which this site has been customised to respect:

If you wish to opt-out of *all* Google Analytics tracking across the web, you can install a browser extension to achieve this, please see: Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Extension

The Google Analytics service is covered under their own privacy policy, which you can bore yourself to death reading about here: Google Privacy Policy

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