Privacy policy & GDPR notice

My privacy is very important to me so I would not dare to assume yours isn’t important to you. You are my guest here, so I promise I’ll do everything in my power to reduce data collection to the minimum. One promise I can make you right now is that no one single bit of the data you give to me will ever be sold, rented or given to somebody else.

If there are 3rd party libraries loaded that might track you, I personally trust them; however, I’ll do my best to keep them to the minimum. Currently, there are 1 external libraries loaded, and that’s Twitter’s javascript library to fetch my Twitter feed.

You are free to use Ghostery, Adblock, etc. plugins to block these libraries. Nothing will break if you do but beware that some of the features like Twitter specific stuff might not work as expected anymore.

The reason I’m collecting some information is to find out in a very general sense who is visiting and consuming this content. Unless you leave your email address for inner circle updates, there’s 0 personal information collected. Not even your IP because the website stat software I’m using anonymizes all IPs automatically.

Below you will find a cookie cutter boilerplate privacy policy to tick all the boxes with GDPR compliance and so forth. Technically this website is owned by my company Machian OÜ, so the rest of this will reference Machian instead of me personally.


It is Machian OÜ’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://markopolojarvi.com, and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

This policy is effective as of 27 July 2018.