Who we are

Our website address is: https://virtunist.com or https://www.virtunist.com

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 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.


If you 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


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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


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

Your contact information is private and will not be shared with any affiliates or third party vendors. Information that is provided to Virtunist is treated as confidential and only obtainable by Virtunist’s internal staff with full discretion.

Additional information

If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesistate in reaching out to our admins via the “Contact us” link or simply sending us a email at [email protected]

How we protect your data

Virtunist uses the industries best web based security tools. We take security seriously, and do this for free to our community. If you notice something isn’t quite right, please email our admins at [email protected]

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a Data breach we will contact our vendors who provide security for our websites, and notify all that have been affected. If you feel your data has been compromised, please email us directly at [email protected]

What third parties we receive data from

Any links that are clicked on Virtunist.com are tracked with cookies from wordpress.com, Dreamhost.com, or our affiliates. Please be aware, that affiliate links that are clicked, do use cookies to track data on their websites. In turn, that data is relayed to us for digest on how we are performing with content delivery. If you have any questions please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!

We follow the 7 principles of GDPR

“Processing includes the collection, organisation, structuring, storage, alteration, consultation, use, communication, combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data. Broadly, the seven principles are : Lawfulness, fairness and transparency. Purpose limitation.”