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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.unixsamurai.com or http://www.linuxsamurai.com.

We are not some professional site that sells our user data, but a small blog, just for fun and information sharing. Your data is yours, we don’t share it or sell it, or even want it, but we do need to provide this data, because sometimes data gets transferred or shared via website affiliations and plugins.

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. We also use Akismet to reduce Comment Spammers.


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).


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


We do NOT allow for media uploads. If you do somehow 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 you send us emails via our contact form, your email address, IP address, and any information you fill into these forms (name, subject and body of email) are sent to us.

We do not retain this information, nor do we use any of this information submitted through our contact forms for marketing purposes. We only receive this data to facilitate communication, and we delete the information and emails immediately after we respond to you.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We do use Google Analytics for traffic analytics, Google Adsense, Amazon Associates and Ebay Partners for site monetization, so they may set cookies from their side.

Google Analytics Terms of Service

Google’s Privacy Policy

Ebay’s Privacy Policy

Affiliate and Referral Links

unixsamurai.com participates in the Amazon Associates and Ebay Partners program, and this site or the blog posts, hosted here, may contain affiliate links.

Ebay Partners links provide us with a small referral fee for any purchases you make.

unixsamurai.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. All pricing, terms of sale, rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product sales set forth on the Amazon Site will apply to those customers and may be changed at any time. We do not handle or address any contacts with any Amazon customers, customers must follow contact directions on that Amazon Site to address customer service issues.

The programs do not increase the cost of the products you are purchasing.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with anyone, we are just a small nerdy blog, and we behave, as we would want other sites to behave with our data.

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.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

You may contact us via http://www.unixsamurai.com/contact/

Additional information

How we protect your data

Anyone who admins this site, which is currently just ME, is required to use a strong password and 2 Factor Authentication. We also have various security mechanisms in place to alert us to any logins to the site, and any attempts to brute force attack the login page. We use every tool in our arsenal to ensure that this site, and all data safe.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Anyone who admins this site, which is currently just ME, is required to use a strong password and 2 Factor Authentication. We also have various security mechanisms in place to alert us to any logins to the site, and any attempts to brute force attack the login page. We use every tool in our arsenal to ensure that this site, and all data safe.