About this policy
This text will try to be as clear and concise as possible, while also thoroughly explaining all the necessary information about data and privacy management.
This policy describes the data we gather from visitors and how we use it. It applies to this domain (mind-overflow.net) and all of its related subdomains.
Who we are
This website, domain (mind-overflow.net) and all of its subdomains are owned and managed by Lorenzo Dellacà.
You can contact him in various ways, listed in the contact page.
The owner lives in Italy (Lombardy), while the server (and all of its data) is hosted in France.
What data we gather and why
This website partially relies on cookies to provide correct functionality, however some minor cookies are still saved for statistics purposes.
This data is not shared nor distributed with anyone else outside of the server itself, and is strictly protected and suitably anonymized.
This website uses the Remark42 commenting system, to allow users to add comments, reply and share their opinion on blog posts. The only data Remark42 collects is the current user id, username and avatar link. User id and username are hashed, while the avatar link is proxied. It only saves two cookies after logging in, which are mandatory, since the first one contains a JWT used to authenticated the user, and the second one is a XSRF token used to prevent CSRF attacks, aiming to provide more security to the user. A convenient button to ask for all of the current user's data collected by Remark42 can be found in the commenting section at the end of any blog post.
Usage statistics data
When a visitor connects to this website or any of the websites hosted on the related subdomains, we log the following data: web pages visited on the website, date and duration of the visit, an anonymized part of the visitor's IP address, and some info about the visitor's device (type, OS, resolution, language, approximate geolocation based on IP address, user agent, inlink, outlink, page generation time).
A very small cookie will be saved, containing this data: random visitor ID, date of the first and latest visit, number of total visits.
This data will then be automatically processed by a self-hosted version of Matomo Analytics, for the sole purpose of providing the owner with generic and anonymized statistics.
This allows the owner to constantly update and adapt its services to better fit his visitors' needs, while also ensuring complete compatibility and accessibility, and also allowing to promptly respond to abuses and misuses.
This data is stored locally on the server and nowhere else, on an encrypted, automated database. The data is not shared nor disclosed to anyone.
How to prevent data gathering
This data gathering is compliant with Do Not Track HTTP headers. If you enable this setting in your browser, we will immediately stop gathering statistics about you.
However, if you are unable to use Do Not Track headers, you can simply change your browser settings to disallow cookie saving for this specific domain or subdomains.
This will have the same effect as enabling those headers, however some functionality cookies might get blocked too, causing malfunctions and unwanted or unpredictable behaviour.