Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy of my website You need to accept this Privacy Policy first to use the website.

About this website

My website address is: This website is run by an individual trader Markus (Skynet OU) who shares information on his financial trading journey. All information on this website is for entertainment purposes only. I do not recommend to buy or sell any financial assets. Any financial decision may result in loss of capital. Every person is responsible for his or her financial decisions and the outcome of it.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments website uses Akismet and Gravatar by Automattic to fight spam. When visitors leave comments on this website it collects data shown in the comments form, also the IP address and browser user agent string which is to better detect web spam. An anonymized string created from your email address can be shared with Gravatar to detect in case you are using the service. Akismet anti-spam service collects information about visitors who comment on this website. It collects 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). The privacy policy of the developer Automattic (Akismet, Gravatar) is available here: If the comment is approved, the profile avatar is shown to public with your comment.


If you upload any media to the website that has location data embedded it might be possible to download and extract such location data from images on the site.

If there is a YouTube video embedded to a page, then you first need to accept YouTube’s Privacy Policy because your information will be shared with them in order to show you the video content. See more here:

Contact form

If you submit a message through the contact form on this website, your name and email address are sent to the owner of this site together with the message. These messages will be stored in the mailbox server for unspecified time period but will be deleted upon request from the sender. My website’s contact form uses Google reCAPTCHA service to prevent spam, please see their Privacy and Terms before submitting the form.


I use The Newsletter Plugin for WordPress to send out my weekly newsletter to subscribers. When you subscribe to my weekly newsletter through the double opt-in feature on the Newsletter page, I receive and store your email address for contacting you. Your email address is safely stored in my WordPress database hosted by my Namecheap web hosting service. I do not share your email address to any other third party and I do not send spam. You may unsubscribe any time and your email address will be deleted from my database. Please note that the weekly newsletter is not investment advice and reflects my opinion only. You are responsible for your own decisions and all financial decisions may result in loss of capital.


I use the external SMTP service provider Sendinblue to send and receive emails. The Newsletter plugin uses the service to send subscribers the emails each week, and the contact form on this website uses the service to receive emails sent on the Contact page. Sendinblue processes your email address to send out the newsletter. It also collects the date and time when you open the email. This is only used for statistical purposes and is not shared with other third parties. When you use the contact form to write to me, Sendinblue will process your email and the content of your message to deliver it safely to me. You need to agree to Sendinblue privacy policy to receive emails from me or to send me a message through the contact form on the Contact page. Please see their privacy policy here.


If you leave a comment on my 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 my login page, it 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.

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.

If you close the header notification bar on my website, a cookie will be placed in your browser for 90 days that will keep the notification bar closed for you while navigating on my website.

If you have subscribed to my weekly newsletter and receive email from me, that email will have cookie placed in it, so I can see how many subscribers have received and opened the email. This is only for statistical purposes for myself.

Social Media

The social media plugins used for Twitter and Facebook on this website may store cookies from your visit. This is done to make your experience surfing the web more relevant and may provide you with targeted advertisements unless you disable cookies.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on my website. Every time a person visits my website, the following data of his or her visit is logged: date and time of visit, IP address, location, device and browser information, operating system, screen resolution, the visit path and duration, referring data and more. This data is saved only for statistical purposes and is not shared with any third party except the administrator of this site and the system logging these statistics. If you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics, you can: 1) disable cookies in your web browser 2) stop using this website 3) use Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. You can learn more about Google’s Privacy Policy here:

Amazon website is a participant in the Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Each book review page has an Amazon link in the end to see more information or get that book on their website. These link URLs have my unique ID as a referral to compensate me if someone uses it to purchase on When leaving this website through an Amazon link the visitor must accept Amazon’s own privacy notice on the following page:

Who I share your data with

I don’t send data gathered by my website out to other companies, but third party service providers connected to this website may receive additional data of visitors on my website. The following companies listed below are linked or integrated to my website, please see their own Privacy Policy:
Amazon –
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Google –
Facebook –
Instagram –
Sendinblue –
The Newsletter Plugin –
Twitter –
WordPress –
YouTube –

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so it can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Your name and email address can be stored in my server at Namecheap until you opt out or request to delete information about you.

For users that register on my website (if any), I 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.

Google Analytics sets the User and Event data to expire in 26 months.

For social media plugins and other third party data expiry please see their original Privacy Policies linked above.

The Privacy Policy cookie acceptance expires in 6 months and a notification to agree with it pops up again then.

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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

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

My contact information

If you need to contact me regarding any privacy-specific concerns, please send email on this page: Contact

How I protect your data

I use the latest security technology offered by Namecheap web hosting, PositiveSSL certificate for secured connection and highly secure long passwords on my hosting account and website administration. I keep my website’s software (WordPress) and plugins up to date.

Additional information

This Privacy Policy page may change in time without any prior or future notice to visitors. You need to come back to check my Privacy Policy if there has been any changes. You need to accept this Privacy Policy to use my website

This Privacy Policy was last changed on 1st of November, 2021.

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