Privacy & Disclosure Policy

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This is a personal blog written and edited by Eleanna Giannopoulou. For questions about this blog, please email Eleanna (at) acuriouscompass (dot) com.

Disclosure Policy

The owner of this blog may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Compensation may be in the form of cash payment, sponsorship or other form of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. Said content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for posts or advertisements, the owner always gives their honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy Policy

Types of data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this website collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: first name, email, website, Cookies and Usage Data.

When visitors leave messages for the owner via the contact form, we collect the data show in the contact form.

When visitors opt-in to receive email updates about the website, we collect their email and first name in order to send them personalized email updates.

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 the user leaves a comment on our site they may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for the user’s convenience so that they do not have to fill in their details again when they leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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

Sharing of user data

This website does not share user data with any third parties for promotional, marketing or other purposes.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. More specifically, this website uses the automated service “Akismet” for spam detection. According to “Akismet”, their policy regarding data collection is as follows:

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Retention time

If the user leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the owner can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.

Protection of user data

The owner of this website takes any technical measures available to her to ensure the safety of the users’ personal data, such as two-step authentication process for administrator-level log-in to the website.

The rights of Users

If the user has left comments, they can request to receive an exported file of the personal data the website holds about them, including any data they have provided to the owner. They can also request that we erase any personal data the owner holds about them. This does not include any data the owner is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

As regards data given when opting-in to the website’s mailing list, users have the right to withdraw their consent and cancel their subscription at any time, whereupon their data shall be automatically deleted from the list’s database.

How to exercise these rights

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month. As regards the mailing list, all emails sent by the owner to the user include a one-click unsubscribe link.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and/or – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to the Owner. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.

Latest update: April 5, 2021