Who is marlonv.net

MarlonV.net is a registered domain, owned by Marlon v/d Linde specifically for personal use, like blogging, photography and other article or artistic content.

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.

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 Gravatar. 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.


While MarlonV.net does not really allow for public uploads and content, should you upload images to the website in some way or another, 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, as is the case on most of the internet.

Contact forms


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 visit our login page, 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.

For users that can log in, a rare exception: 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

MarlonV.net can not audit, trace or continuously track what external websites do. It merely links to content there in trust and faith.

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 user name). 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. Data is not used or sent anywhere, other than anonymous information used for analytics (for us to see where visitors come from, and how long they stay) which helps content improvement.

Contact information

Marlon B van der Linde – marlonv AT protonmail dot com

Additional information

Data is hosted and stored by a hosting company, and the site administrative access is limited to the admin and owner of the site, most of the time being just one person. We can only use and enforce whatever our hosting company offers on the chosen “web hosting” package.

Third-party content is embedded in the site. Videos, photos and links. Most embedded third party content is also owned by the owner of marlonv.net, but sometimes belongs to third parties.

MarlonV.net is a personal blog, relating to the topics of interest of the owner, and is for readers enjoyment and information. Nothing more, nothing less. MarlonV.net can not take responsibility or guarantee correctness or safety, stability or otherwise of the information given as it is purely based on opinion, experiences and experimentation of the authors of the content.