Privacy Policy

About this Site

The website (this site or the site) address is: and it is a personal blog for Nizar Hakeem.

What personal data this site collects and why it collects it

I have no interests or intentions in collecting or storing personal data of this site’s visitors. Data collection is made for functional purposes only such as commenting or for displaying personalized advertisements by google ads. Google privacy policies can be reviewed here:


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.

Contact forms

When the visitor send me a message via contact form, all the data submitted in the contact form along with his IP address and browser version is received with the form.


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.


The website uses google analytics service to collect data of site visitors in order to optimize the website experience for our users. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website.

We ask your permission to place analytical cookies through our cookie consent window. By clicking “Got it” we assume that you agree on placing the analytics cookie.

Who we share your data with

Unless it meets our agreement with you, or it is required by law, we will not disclose your data to any third party whatsoever.

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.

Data from contact forms will be received on site admin’s email address.

How we protect your data

I apply the best known security practices to protect my site as well as you personal data against unauthorized access and misuse. That is why I use the most trusted web hosting on the planet (Amazon web services) and take all the necessary measures to protect my web application.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach occur, I will make sure to announce it within 48 to 72 hours of discovery, identify the vulnerabilities and take the necessary actions to prevent future breaches as much as possible. 

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

We make no use of decision-making based solely on automated processing that produces legal effects concerning you or significantly affects you in a similar way.

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