privacy policy


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When you comment on any post or page, comment data – including your IP address and the browser user agent string – is collected to help spam detection. All comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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. Here is a link to Gravatar’s privacy policy.


If you comment on any post or page, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that this information is “pre-filled” when commenting. These cookies will last for up to one year.

embedded content from other sites

Posts and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. images, articles, toots, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the exact same way as if you’ve visited those sites.

These sites 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 site.

data retention

If you comment on any post or page, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows for automatic approval of any of your subsequent comments. Note that automatic comment approval is not guaranteed, as nerdy.nel may apply moderation to any comment or commenter at any time.

your data rights

If you’ve commented on any post or page, you can request to receive an exported file containing your personal data. You can also request erasure of this data. This does not include any data nerdy.nel must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.