Privacy Policy

What’s this site and who manages it?

This website is part of the teaching material for my web design courses and has its home on the following domain: []. This policy covers the ‘people of the web’ site and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me, Prisca Schmarsow, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.


Your privacy is guaranteed. I will collect your details only with your consent and never share this information with anyone—ever. In legal terms, I will handle any collected information in compliance with the GDPR[1].

When you visit this site, an analytics script will log your IP address (a number unique to your computer) and technical information, such as the device (desktop computer or mobile), operating system, browser and screensize. The purpose of collecting this data is to observe activity on the site and keep improving its structure and functionality for everyone. It will only be used by myself for work on the site.

Our site uses Jetpack for site statistics, a third party service by Automattic[2], to set cookies on your computer. Cookies are small pieces of data which are stored as simple text file in your browser and enable the logging of primarily anonymous technical information. You can easily view and delete these via your browser’s preference settings[3].

opting out

If you’d like to opt out of cookies – you can do so manually via your browser’s preference settings (usually found under ‘Privacy & Security’ or similar). You will find an option to ‘Accept cookies’ which—when unchecked—will stop cookies from being created and saved. Do bear in mind that many website functions now rely on the use of cookies and you might find some odd issues if you block cookies entirely. With the new legislation in place, you could now request your data to be erased in any case.

Comment submission

If you do feel inclined to send me some feedback or make a suggestion via the form – I will treat your contact information and your message with the strictest confidence, nothing will be published on the website. I will reply to your message and happily take your comment on board.

Your data

If you have sent me a message, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data. 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.

For the record of your data, please get in touch and ask for a SAR[4] and I will get back to you.

  1. General Data Protection Regulation, in effect from May 25th 2018, see EUR-Lex for legislation text.[]
  2. Automattic are the people behind WordPress, read Automattic’s Privacy Policy[]
  3. usually found under ‘Privacy & Security’ or similar, depending on browser.[]
  4. Subject Access Request, → find out how to request your personal information[]