Who I am

My website address is: https://www.kalemm.com.

The purpose of this website is to present myself and my work. There are no direct commercial intentions, such as offering e-commerce functionality, and I do not collect any personally identifiable information beyond your name and e-mail address should you choose to contact me. However, my website does use a range of technologies, from WordPress plug-ins to embedded content from other sites, that make it possible for other service providers to gain certain insights into what visitors on my website are doing. For details, please see below.

Collection of personal data


If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to having your name, email address and website saved 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 have an account and you log in to this site, the WordPress system 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, WordPress 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Contact forms

If you choose to contact me via a contact form you name and e-mail address will be collected. Please note that by contacting me you are opting in to the collection of this data. I assume this is in your interest as the whole purpose of a contact form is to enable me to get in touch with you.


My website uses basic WordPress analytics via the Jetpack plug-in. For this purpose, Automattic, the company making the plug-in, will collect the following data: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. The same plug-in also tracks users’ activities, collecting the follwing data, according to Automattic: “Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country.When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file we use for Stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.).” More information can be found here: https://jetpack.com/support/wordpress-com-stats/

Who we share your data with

All analytics data are captured by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and maker of the Jetpack plug-in. The company states that “[s]tats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) – are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used only for the purpose of powering this feature.”

If you choose to share any content on my website by clicking on a share button, companies running these services (like Google, Facebook or Twitter) may be able to identify you, especially if you are logged into your account with any of these services.

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to help 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 an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request to have your personal data erased, with the exception of data I am 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.


When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form will be collected, along with 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’s privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Please note that after approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact information

Karsten Lemm