Who I am

I am Gianni Rosa Gallina, an Italian Senior Software Engineer, owner and manager of this blog and all the personal data associated with it.

I care about the privacy of my users and I try to do my best to protect it. Anyway, if you have any privacy related problems or you do want to ask clarifications on this privacy policy, feel free to contact me at

What personal data is collected and why

While the visitors interact with this website, I will unavoidably collect personal data about them. This is because how a website typically works and is fundamental to provide you the services offered by it. I am going to tell you what data I collect and the reasons why I collect them.


This website uses Disqus service to provide its visitors a better interface for commenting. Disqus will collect the commenter’s name, avatar photo, IP address, website, e-mail and comment text, that are visible to me in the administration panel and to the public in the context of the visitor’s comment. Disqus privacy policy can found here: It is a 3rd party that will manage the visitors’ personal data and has been chosen because it is a high quality service and offers a common commenting ecosystem that let the user comment on various websites using only one account.


To make this site work properly, it sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How I use cookies

This website uses cookies to remember if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site.

This website make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), commenting systems like Disqus or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. I have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

You can disable Disqus tracking using the opt-out functionality provided at this link.

You can find Google partners Privacy Policy, along with information on Google cookies at this link.

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 of cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor the visitor’s interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses Google Analytics to better understand the behavior of its readers and provide always a better service.

Who I share your data with

I’ll make sure to share the data your provide to me only when strictly necessary, for instance when asked by local authorities.

Some aggregate data regarding the analytics of the website may be shared with third parties or shared on social media, but these data will be completely anonymized.

I also use third party services to offer you a better experience on this website, like for instance social media integration. Regarding these services, that will take your data through the use of my website (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc…), I kindly invite you to refer to their privacy policy to evaluate their usage of data.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This way this website 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Your rights on your personal data include the following:

  • Request access to your personal data
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data
  • Request portability of your personal data

Where I send your data

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

As stated before, this website uses services from third parties like Disqus (comments) and Arvixe (web hosting service) to offer you its services. These companies have headquarters outside the EU, but they are GDPR compliant services, so your data is secure even if it exits the EU.

Contact information

In case of any problems with your personal data, you can contact me, Gianni Rosa Gallina, and I will help you in solving any issue. You can contact me via e-mail:

Additional information

How I protect your data

I try to keep your data as secure as possible by:

  • Using only high-quality trusted products to handle them
  • Keep my website always updated with the latest security patches

What data breach procedures I have in place

I continuously stay up-to-date about possible data breaches on the services that I use. In case of possible data breaches I get notified about, I will notify all my users immediately (if possible).

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, I may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. I encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. If I make changes, your continued use of the website after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your consent to such change.