Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it endeavors to deliver an interactive and tailored browsing experience for its visitors. We may collect Personally Identifiable Information (such as your name, email address, street address, telephone number, etc.) as outlined in our privacy policy below. Be assured, we will never sell, exchange, or lease your email address to any unauthorized third party.

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. For example, if you opt to subscribe to the 10 out of 10 newsletter, or the premium newsletter The Decoded. Obviously, subscribing to one of these newsletters is optional. We would never share your email adress with any “third parties.” Additionally, we will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or announcements that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such emails at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.



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.

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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 visit our login page, 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.




  1. Account Registration: If you choose to register for an account on our website, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and password. This enables us to create and manage your account, personalize your experience, and provide access to specific features or services.
  2. Purchase Transactions: When you make purchases through our website, we may collect personal and financial information necessary to process your transaction, such as your name, billing address, shipping address, payment details, and contact information. This data is essential for fulfilling your orders and providing customer support.
  3. Analytical Data: We may collect non-personal information automatically through cookies, log files, or other tracking technologies to analyze website usage patterns, improve our services, and customize your browsing experience. This data may include your IP address, browser type, device information, and website interactions.
  4. User Feedback and Surveys: If you choose to participate in surveys, feedback forms, or other interactive features on our website, we may collect the information you provide to better understand your preferences, enhance our products or services, and address any concerns or suggestions.

Overall, the collection of personal data is aimed at improving our website functionality, delivering personalized content and services, enhancing user experience, and ensuring effective communication with our visitors. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and using your personal information responsibly in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.







The method of collecting and storing information varies depending on the specific page you are visiting, the activities you choose to engage in, and the services offered. For instance, when you register for access to certain sections of our site or request specific features such as newsletters or make purchases, you may be prompted to provide information.

Additionally, participation in interactive areas of our site may involve providing information.

Similar to many other websites, also automatically collects information and utilizes electronic tools that may operate transparently to our visitors. For instance, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or utilize cookie technology to identify you and retain information from your visit. Cookies, for example, may store your username and password, saving you the trouble of re-entering them each time you visit, or regulate the frequency of encountering specific advertisements while browsing our site.

Furthermore, as we incorporate additional technology, we may gather information through alternative means as well.


Who we share your data with

  1. Google Analytics.

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


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