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This domain does not use social media code snippets that would enable Facebook, Twitter etc. to track visitors. (Social media icons are just links using graphics hosted locally.) Any JS code or other files are hosted either on ankewehner.com or files.ankewehner.com, not google or another third party that might misuse these files for tracking.
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Emails and what they are used for
Giving an email address when leaving a comment is optional. They are saved encrypted, and are never displayed anywhere on the website, or given or sold to other parties, or used for marketing of any kind.
- Email addresses may be used in the following ways:
- To send notifications of replies to the comment, or other comments on the same page, if this option is selected.
- To contact the commenter privately, if the comment suggests this is desired (i.e. by asking a direct question).
- To let comments be published without moderation, if the commenter identified by their email address is a returning visitor.
I do my best to keep email addresses safe, you won't sue me if yours gets stolen from me anyway. Fair? I think so.