Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting  Wind from the North at This website is a personal blog by Veera H. Please read our Privacy Policy below for information on how we process and store data.

Contact person and contact information

Veera H

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may compile data on the usage, traffic volumes, and other related statistics of our website and may process the data to develop the website.  Traffic data will be maintained confidential and only the persons authorized by the website owner have access to the system. All of the persons processing the data are bound by the duty of secrecy. This data is under no circumstances linked to personally identifiable information, and we do not share it with third parties, except to authorities on a legal basis.


This website uses cookies to analyze traffic. The use of cookies is never linked to personally identifiable information. Also, you have control over the data collected, as the cookies are stored on your own computer and you therefore can choose to disable them. Please note, that inactivation of cookies may prevent you from accessing certain features on this website.

Statistical Data and Analytics


Akismet collects Stats logs to provide the website statistical information of it users. The information collected by Akismet includes your IP address, user ID and username (if logged in), user agent, visiting and referring URL, timestamp, browser language, country code and activity on the website. We do not have access to any of this information of yours. Via this feature we can only get statistical data based on the information collected by Akismet.

The Privacy policy of the analytics service

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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.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. 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.

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.

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates.

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

For how long we store your data

Security logs are retained for 14 days. Stats logs are retained by Automattic for 28 days.

Who we share your data with and where we send your data

We do not share your data with third parties or send it forward. By default, WordPress does not share personal information with third parties. 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.

Additional Information

We do not receive data from third parties. We do not use your data for automated decision making or profiling.