Privacy Policy

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

My website address is All http requests are automatically redirected to the https version of this blog.

If you want to contact me, do it: marta [at] martamusikmaschine [.] com

I try to collect user-specific data to the least extent possible. I will not use the transferred information for anything but this blog. Neither will I share it nor sell it to anyone.

No external resources are requested when visiting this blog without explicitly asking the user for consent.

All links to external content are clearly visible by a little icon next to the link itself.

Here’s a few techniques this website doesn’t make use of at all:

  • No advertising
  • No tracking pixels
  • No track-/ping-back
  • No newsletters
  • No social media sharing buttons
  • No third-party anti-spam engine
  • No external fonts
  • No Gravatar
  • No Google Analytics
  • No affiliate links
  • No browser fingerprinting
  • No paid content
  • No emoji prefatching
  • No user WordPress accounts

If you have any improvement concerning user privacy, just let me know. I’ll try my best to update the website.


I tried to get rid of all cookies. It didn’t work. They are just too deeply integrated into the whole WordPress framework. Instead, you have to actively accept cookies.

This website doesn’t save any cookies when a user comments.

A visitor is not able to create a user account. Nevertheless, if he/she visits the logon page, the WordPress core 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.

The banner-plugin saves your consent to save cookies in a coookie. It is not used for anything else but to know that you have already agreed to store cookies onto your machine. It is valid for one month.


I didn’t wanna get rid of the commenting function which would have been the easier choice regarding privacy concerns. I think it is essential for a project like this to get people together in order to improve the product.

When visitors leave comments on the site I only collect the arbitrarily chosen user name and the comment text itself. I encourage anyone to not use his/her real name.

The commentator’s IP address will not be saved with the comment. No cookie will be set. I do neither want to know the user’s e-mail address nor his/her website. Comments containing a hyperlink need administrative approval.


Articles on this site may include embedded videos from YouTube. This is the only exception where I include third party content into my blog posts.

I opted for a two-click solution in order to save the user from making any unwanted requests. The video thumbnail and title will be fetched by my server without any traffic occuring from your machine. The videos are embedded using youtube-nocookie.

When the user allows an external video to be played back (i.e. clicks on the prefetched thumbnail), YouTube may collect data about him/her, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor the interaction with that embedded content, including tracking the interaction with the embedded content if the user has an account and is logged in to that website.

Access Log

The web space I’m using collects technical data when requesting content from the server. This is an expected behavior for a web server. The created logs contain the following data: anonymized IP address, access date and time, HTTP method, browser user agent, referrer, requested URL.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. The sole purpose of this procedure is to show the comment to other users.

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.