Who I AM

My website address is: https://davidwees.com.

What personal data I collect and why I 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: 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.


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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


I have disabled Google Analytics and other page tracking information. I have decided that user privacy is more important than my own vanity.

Who we share your data with

This site is hosted by DreamHost so while I do not actively share any data collected as a result of operating this website, administrators for DreamHost may still have access.

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. If you signed up for the subscriber email list, then the information you provided in this form is sent to a third party email management service called MailChimp.

Your contact information

If you ever have any questions about how I handle privacy or information collected as a result of leaving comments on this website, you can find me through my Twitter handle (@davidwees) or email me (davidwees@gmail.com).

Additional information

How we protect your data

As our website is hosted by DreamHost, my data protection for your personal data collected by this website is the same as DreamHost’s.

What data breach procedures we have in place

To reduce the probability of data breaches occurring through security vulnerabilities, I always update WordPress to the most recent version whenever it comes out. Further, if a data breach occurs, I can use the email information you provided to share that a breach has occurred with you.

What third parties we receive data from

If you signed up for my email list, then I may have received data about your name and email address from MailChimp. If you left a comment, then the Gravatar service may have sent my website an avatar to use.

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