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Privacy Policy

This policy is valid from February 23, 2022.

This is a personal blog written and edited by Farha Abdul Sattar Mukri. For questions about this blog, please email

Who we are

Our website address is

What personal data we collect and why

We are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit this website.


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 have an account and 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.


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that – with the users’ consent – are stored on their computers and that allow an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by cookies about their use of this website (including IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP Anonymization: When IP anonymization is activated, users’ IP addresses will be collected by Google at their behest only in an abbreviated form and thus anonymized, so that no assignment and no conclusions about their identities are possible (IP masking). If IP anonymization is activated on this website, users’ IP addresses will be shortened by Google for usage within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to the transmission to Google’s US server. The IP anonymization/masking takes place as soon as data is received by Google Analytics before any storage or processing takes place.

Purpose: Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Please refer to the Google Privacy & Terms and Google Analytics’ data practices for more details.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by using this browser add-on or disabling cookies using these instructions.

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 who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. 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.

The maximum amount of time that Google Analytics will retain its data is 26 months. However, if the Analytics Data Retention setting is set to anything shorter than 26 months, the Google signed-in data will respect this shorter time frame.

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.

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