Privacy Policy


Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We strive to never send any visitor information to any 3rd party service. Your data should stay within our servers. In case you notice third party servers used by our website, please assume it is unintended behavior and contact us. We will remove the relevant code as soon as possible.



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.


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.


We use a service which set some non-identifying technical cookies:

  • WP Compress – Content Delivery Network (CDN) for images and static files such as CSS and JavaScript. They place two cookies, named ic_window_resolution and ic_pixel_ratio, which correspond to a visitor’s screen characteristics. The cookies are used by WP Compress to decide, when serving a picture that is seen by the visitor, how big and how scaled the picture should be. More information available here.

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.

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 use a self-hosted matomo instance (formerly known as PiWik) to handle our web analytics. Web analytics allow us to understand our users engagement with our site to understand where it delivers value, and where it can be improved in terms of usability, simplicity and speed. It also helps us to understand where our site visitors originate.

Matomo is open source software that is hosted on our own server infrastructure to ensure your privacy. Matomo is used to analyze in aggregate information about our website visitors.

When your web browser loads a page on our site, a small snippet of JavaScript code is executed within your browser which submits information such as;

  • your browser user-agent,
  • language,
  • screen resolution,
  • referring website,
  • IP address.

We discard the last two octets of your associated IP address. We disabled Matomo’s features of cookie placement.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone. We aim to be completely self-hosted and autonomous regarding visitors’ data.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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 (AKISMET).

The contents of our website, including comments left by visitors, are backed up regularly in encrypted form to third party services, which are not able to access it.

Your contact information

You can contact the owner of the website, Dr. Daniel Graziotin, at his e-mail address daniel+privacy AT ineed DOT coffee.

About Author


Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.