Effective as of August 2, 2019
Please read this page carefully and check back later as it could change from time to time.
Who We Are
The person behind this website is Gökhan Damgacı. He is a musician and author. Also, you may find the contact information on our Contact page.
What We Collect and Why
As a general rule, we do not collect your information unless you choose to give it to us.
The Information You Give Us
The only way you may give us your information is our comment and contact sections. Both sections work only with your consent.
The information you may give us through our comment forms include:
- Your name
- Your email address and website (optional)
We need these to enhance your experience with us and to reply to your messages.
The information you may give us through our contact form include:
- Your name
- Your email address
Also, we need these to reply to your messages.
Sensitive Personal Data Notice
We ask that you not send us any sensitive information on or through our comment and contact forms. This information may be:
- Social security numbers,
- Racial or ethnic origin,
- Political opinions,
- Religion or other beliefs,
- Health, biometrics, etc.
Changes to Your Information
The information we hold about you must be accurate and current. So, if you have doubts about it, you can ask us. Also, if you want to change or delete your information, we can do that. Please get in touch with us on our Contact page.
The Information Automatically Collected
Our servers may record certain information such as your IP address, device, etc. through cookies. This information
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 policy of Gravatar service is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Our posts may contain embedded content such as videos, sounds, etc. from other websites. They behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. For more information, please read our Cookie Notice.
How We Use Your Data
We only use the personal information you give us for communicating with you. However, we may use the information automatically collected for the following purposes.
- Operating our website,
- Improving your experience with us,
- Delivering you advertising
We don’t share your information with any third parties without your consent. On the contrary, we only use your data for communicating with you.
The only way we share your data is for spam protection. For this purpose, we use Akismet Anti-Spam on our website. This plugin checks your comments against their global database of spam to prevent our website from publishing malicious content. For more information, please read our Cookie Notice. (See also their Policy)
How Long We Retain Your Data
We will only retain your data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which we collected it. In other words, we don’t hold your information longer than we need. However, if you leave a comment, the comment, and its metadata are retained indefinitely. 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
At any time, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. Also, you can request that we erase your data. However, this does not include data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You can submit all your requests on our Contact page.
What Third Parties We Receive Data From
We don’t receive any personal data about our visitors from third parties.
How We Protect Data
We want our website to be safe, useful, and enjoyable for everyone. Therefore, we take the security of your data seriously.
First of all, we offer the use of a secure serve with DDOS protection. Also, we use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology on our website. Akismet Anti-Spam protects our comment forms. Similarly, Google’s reCAPTCHA (Privacy – Terms) protects our contact form.
Even though we use reasonable efforts to protect your data, you should know that nothing on the Internet is 100% safe. So, any data transmission is at your own risk.
Use of Our Website by Minors (Children)
This website is not for individuals under the age of thirteen (13). Also, we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. So, if you are under the age of 13, please do not provide personal data through our comment and contact forms.