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- Your IPv4 or IPv6 address and the network port you made the request from.
- The target IPv4 or IPv6 address and the network port you made the request from.
- Short term SSL and TLS data for ensuring fast HTTPS transfers.
- Any data you submitted by registering or logging in, such as username, email, time, name, hashed password, and other things.
What is this data used for?
The IPv4 and IPv6 address data is used to track excessive connections in order to prevent downtime. This data is deleted after a week automatically, and usually does not contain any identifyable data.
As for the SSL and TLS data is used to perform HTTPS transfers and does not last longer than one hour. It is automatically removed as soon as the last connection from your Browser to this website is closed.
Finally the data you submitted by registering is only used for the account system, comments, and newsletters. You can opt out of these features by not registering with the blog. Registering is only required if you wish to leave comments below posts.
How do I delete my account?
Shoot me an e-mail to
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Please clearly mark your deletion request with a subject line, such as “GDPR RIGHT TO FORGET” so that I do not miss it. Unfortunately I get a lot of unwanted e-mails (for example from Netflix), which means that I might miss your e-mail unless you tag it properly.
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