Privacy Policy

    Who we are

    I’m Michele Fadda, and this is my personal web site. This website address is:

    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 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

    If you use our website, you authorise us to process and retain your data for the purpose of contacting you offering commercial products and services.


    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.


    We may collect usage data with analytics tools such as Google Analytics in order to measure the performance and utilisation of this web site. This information is normally shared with the Analytics tools provider, e.g.: Google. 

    Who we share your data with

    We share navigation data about this site with Analytics tools providers, social media providers: Google, Facebook, Twitter, map and localisation service providers: Google.

    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

    In order to contact us regarding this web site, send an email to

    Additional information

    IP information on web browsers is collected both for statistical purposes, and in order to comply with possible requests from police authority. This information is shared with no private entities.

    How we protect your data

    The website is protected with industry standard TLS certificates and intrusion attempt detection mechanisms.

    What data breach procedures we have in place

    We will notify users if we are aware of a successful attack should it breach our security, asking users to change their passwords.

    What third parties we receive data from

    This site could receive information regarding clicks from advertisers, should we run web based advertisement campaigns.

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

    We currently don’t profile and don’t make use of automated profiling of users.
    We might reject permanently connections or services based on country of origin or IP address of the user for anti spam purposes, or in response to intrusion attempts.

    Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

    We will inform the authorities in case of a mandatory disclosure regarding the privacy of this site.