Privacy Policy

Who we are

The website address is:

It is a personal blog + virtual museum to three of my favorite activities: drinking tea, self-improvement, and writing.

This website is based in the United States.

What data is collected and why

This website is built on the WordPress platform. Advertising is not enabled on this site and I don’t share or sell information for marketing purposes. The only information that is collected is to allow the proper functioning of the website and to let me know that someone, somewhere is reading this blog!

The WordPress Privacy Policy can be found here.


When visitors leave comments on the site, 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


We use the WP-Statistics plugin for website visitor analytics, a GDPR compliant WordPress plugin. IP addresses are anonymized by the plugin and no personal data is collected. You can read the WP Statistics Privacy Policy here.


The Wordfence plugin includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep a website safe. Rounded out by a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available. The Wordfence plugin collects IP addresses, type of browser and location information and sets cookies in certain situations (e.g. Wordfence Firewall sets cookies for logged-in WordPress users to perform a capability check before it loads WordPress) in order to better monitor and protect the website. Please read  the Wordfence GDPR compliance page for more information.


If you leave a comment on our site 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. These cookies will last for one year.

You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. This may result in the website not functioning as well as it should.

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. Please refer to the third-party websites for their Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy.

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.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

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

Protecting your data

This website employs tools (security plugins, SSL) to protect any data that you may share with us.

Contact information

Questions? Email with any questions or requests regarding the Privacy Policy.

Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy Changes

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site.

We may updates this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion.
We encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy.

Your continued use of our websites after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.