Privacy Policy

Who are we?

Our website is a personal blog called Three Sons Later and the address is

Your Personal Data: why we collect it and what happens then


When you choose to leave a comment on this blog, we collect the data you enter in the comments form. We also collect and your IP address and browser user agent string to aid spam detection.

A hash of the your email address (if logged in to the site or — or if you submitted a comment on the site using your email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve your profile image.

Email subscriptions

If you sign up to receive email updates, you will receive newly published content per e-mail. When you subscribe to this blog, we save your email address so that we can send you newly published content per e-mail. You will find an link to enable you to unsubscribe at the bottom of every e-mail from Three Sons Later. It looks like this:


If you leave a comment on our blog,  you can opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. this means that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment at a later stage. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

A small number of posts on this blog may include embedded content. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the website the content is from.  Those websites may collect data about you and track your interaction, if you happen to be logged into your account on that website.


Three Sons Later uses Google Analytics to analyse usage anonymously.

Data Sharing

You data is yours and we only retain what we need, as specified above.

Akismet is enabled on this  blog. The data you enter on the contact form submission — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message. Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. The IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.

If you have entered a giveaway on this blog and win, you will be asked to provide your postal address by e-mail. This will then be shared with the third party who is providing the prize.

In order to record page views via Stats (which must be enabled for page view tracking here to work) with additional loads, the following information is used: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.  Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically). If the site owner has enabled Google Analytics to work with this feature, a page view event will also be sent to the appropriate Google Analytics account with each additional load.

Your Rights To Your Data

If you have left comments on this blog at any time, you can ask us for a an exported file of the data we store about you. and you can ask that we delete this data. If we are obliged to keep certain data for reasons of security or for legal and administrative reasons, we may not be able to delete that.

How long do we store your data?

Comments you leave on this blog along with their metadata are stored indefinitely. Should your choose to use the mobile version of this blog, a cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a you wish to view its mobile version.