Privacy Policy


The blog address is: which is a blog by Jens Bornemann.

The privacy policy, however, is a mostly an adapted form of the sample policy provided by WordPress.

I will not personally collect or share any data, other than genealogical data you were willing to share in the first place.

Please not that any comment you leave on this page will be publically available. If this is too public for you, send me an email or use the contact form instead.

What personal data is collected and why?


When visitors leave comments, the data shown in the comments form is collected, 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 Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

(Also, obviously, do not upload images or other information that might be an issue, copyright-wise)


If you leave a comment you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment (which you hopefully will want do to in the near future). These cookies will last for one year.

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

Who we share your data with

Apart from normal exchanges of genealogical data (which I encourage with emphasis), I will not personally share your data with anyone.

Can’t really answer for WordPress, your internet service provider or other companies. 

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

However, I reserve the right to delete comments or content that is inappropriate, illegal, offensive or… well, you get the picture. Keep it clean and relevant, please.