Who I am

My name is Daniel Pellarini and I run this blog as a personal side project. I do a lot of system administration in my spare time, so I started creating my own docs database in the form of a wiki. Over time, I realized that a lot of that content could be useful for other folks running into the same issue, so I decided to open a public blog where I can post tutorials and tips, hoping that other people might also find the information useful.

My blog address is: http://techblog.danielpellarini.com.

If you want a TL;DR version of this, skip to the bottom of this page and read the section Additional information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

Comments are enabled to allow you to get in touch with me if you have any questions about any of my posts, and it allows me to (try to) help you with the technical issue you are having. Your contact information is used exclusively to reply to your comments and will not be used for any other reason other than that.

Media

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.

Advertising

I have enabled ads on the website through the Google AdSense program so I can keep working on new articles without charging anyone for access to the blog content. It provides me with a minimal income to support my writing efforts. While I would appreciate it if you could whitelist my blog for ads, I totally understand if you don’t want to do that and you are absolutely welcome to use an ad blocker if you want to disable them.

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 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.

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.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

I configured Google Analytics for the blog so I can have some information about who is actually taking the time to read what I write. This information is not sold to anyone and is solely for my personal curiosity to see if there is any way I can improve the content of my blog based on the type of visitor I get.

The Google Analytics settings are set to the shortest possible retention value, as I have no use keeping or even looking at information coming from years ago.

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.

Your contact information

You can reach me anytime via email at daniel.pellarini[at]gmail.com if you have any questions about any of this.

Additional information

Honestly, I have no intention of using this website for anything else other than publishing (hopefully) useful content, and having conversations with users who decide to comment on what I publish. Google Analytics satisfies my curiosity of knowing what kind of people read my posts, and Google AdSense allows me to earn a few cents for what I am doing. It’s really more of a little gratification for my writing than anything else.