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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

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.


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.

Contact forms

When submitting your contact information through one of our contact forms, your data may be passed through anti-spam filters, but will not be shared, distributed or sold. The Matrix team retains the right to store your information and follow up with you using any contact information you share, including via phone or e-mail.


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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


Anonymous usage data may be collected while visiting this website, including pages visited, time spent on said pages and media that was interacted with. This usage data is not distributed or sold with any third parties or agencies and is used solely by the Matrix team to improve the browsing experience on our site.

Who we share your data with

The Matrix team does not share user submitted contact data or browsing data with any third parties once it is received. User data does not leave the secure Matrix databases and is only accessed by Matrix team members for follow up activities.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

When filling out a contact form

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or 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.

When filling out a contact form, you may withhold any contact data or information you do not wish for the Matrix team to have. If at any time you no longer wish for the Matrix team to reach out to you, a request may be submitted to delete your data and no longer have the Matrix team reach out to you.

Where we send your data

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

How we protect your data

Matrix Design stores user submitted data on it’s secure database. Only Matrix team members have access to this data, which is used for follow up discussions based on user requests.

What third parties we receive data from

Through automated methods the Matrix receives data from GoogleAds, Google Analytics, and WordPress. All of the above mentioned parties are associated with the

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

User data submitted through our contact pages or forms may be automatically passed through spam filters. This data is then automatically passed along to the Matrix team through electronic methods.

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