Privacy Policy

Hi everyone! While Dev Diner is a pretty small scale operation at the moment and doesn’t do too much around data collection aside from analytics and tracking progress in courses, we’ve put together a quick Privacy Policy for those on the lookout for one post-GDPR.

In short — we want to do the right thing by you and appreciate all the time you take reading our content. If there’s any questions you’ve got around your data, feel free to get in touch. There’s no malicious intent behind this site to accumulate your data or anything like that, we’re just looking to help you all keep up with technology.

If we do grow and expand to the point where more complicated data collection is going on for some reason, we’ll update this and make sure people know what’s going on!

Who we are

Dev Diner is here to try to help developers and technology enthusiasts keep up with emerging technology — the goal is to inspire you to get involved and make a difference! Our website address is:

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 anonymised 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: 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 (if you’re not sure how — this page has a good starting point!). 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We don’t currently run advertising such as Google Adwords and that sort of thing, however we will use Google Analytics to be able to learn what articles, pages and courses are getting a good readership. This is important so that we can know what articles to prioritise when it comes to keeping things up to date and so we can learn what topics are most relevant to visitors to the site. If you’d prefer not to have your personally identifiable information tracked (usually just an IP address I believe), feel free to get in touch and I’ll gladly see if we can remove it. As we are a rather tech-focused site, the audience often are running ad-blockers and extensions like uBlock Origin — these are often the best ways to prevent anything along those lines from loading. If you do run these, we totally understand and do not limit the site’s functionality for you in any way.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Google Analytics

With Google Analytics, we’ve gone in and set up a retention period for data you send that is associated with cookies, user identifiers, or advertising identifiers. If you become inactive for 14 months, we clear that data in Google Analytics.

Google Analytics also has something around “Data Collection for Advertising Features” — we’ve got that turned off.

Course progress

We have early work on a system for course content which stores your progress. In that case, we store that info indefinitely too — we don’t want you losing track of your progress in the courses you’ve partaken in!

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. Google Analytics has some analytics data too, as mentioned above.

Your contact information

If you’re looking to get in touch to ask about privacy related concerns, feel free to leave a message for Patrick Catanzariti (founder of Dev Diner) in the contact form here, or send him a message on Twitter at @thatpatrickguy.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We aim to keep software and plugins running on the site up to date, ensuring as best as we can that things are locked down. Security plugins are also run on the site to try to keep things safely secured from those who’d try to gain unauthorised access.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If something does happen — we’ll let you know because that’s just the right thing to do.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t really receive much from third parties at the moment. The only thing at the moment is Gravatars for authors so we’ve got the most up to date image of them! Everything else is pretty self contained here.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do use Google Analytics to work out traffic patterns on the site, but at the moment don’t do any particular targeting or analysis of particular users. Our main focus is the bigger picture around usage on the site. There’s automated tracking of your progress in courses, of course, but that’s likely about it.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We also don’t think we’re in any particularly regulated industries we’d need to let you know here. If that changes, we’ll let you know!