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Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy was posted on 14 May 2021 and last updated on 15 May 2021.

Who we are is a personal website cum blog created and owned by Viraj Shelke. The main aim of this website is to share his personal experiences, knowledge and this includes, but not limited to, his personal views, opinions on a variety of topics.


We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is reflected by the version date located at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. All updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of this Privacy Policy or other notice on the Website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy often to stay informed of changes that may affect you, as your continued use of the Website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We love comments, but any comments which are abusive, spread hatred, are racial, or in any way hurt anyone’s opinions will never be entertained. We keep our comments moderated to maintain the integrity of individuals. We reserve all rights to accept or reject comments.

This website uses Akismet anti-spam service and this service collects information about visitors who comment on this site. The information Akismet collects typically includes 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).


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.

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.


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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.


We use third party advertising companies to serve advertisement (examples include Google AdSense etc).

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings (Alternatively, you can opt-out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

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.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Where we send your data

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.


Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Links To Other Sites & Active Plugins

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

There might be some active plugins that are integrated into our website that communicate with some sort of external server as part of their service. Below is the list of all active plugins on this website. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every plugin. (The following is an auto-generated list by a script)

  1. Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection by Automattic - Anti-spam Team

  2. Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. Akismet Anti-spam keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: activate the Akismet plugin and then go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.

  3. Astra Widgets by Brainstorm Force

  4. The Fastest Way to Add More Widgets into Your WordPress Website.

  5. Brave Payments Verification by Brave Software Intl

  6. This plugin creates the /.well-known/brave-payments-verification.txt file. See Settings: Brave Payments Verification for details.

  7. Code Snippets by Code Snippets Pro

  8. An easy, clean and simple way to run code snippets on your site. No need to edit to your theme's functions.php file again!

  9. Contact Widgets by GoDaddy

  10. Beautifully display social media and contact information on your website with these simple widgets.

  11. Crowdsignal Polls & Ratings by Automattic, Inc.

  12. Create and manage Crowdsignal polls and ratings in WordPress

  13. Customizer Search by Brainstorm Force

  14. Search for settings in customizer.

  15. Elementor by

  16. The Elementor Website Builder has it all: drag and drop page builder, pixel perfect design, mobile responsive editing, and more. Get started now!

  17. Elementor Header & Footer Builder by Brainstorm Force, Nikhil Chavan

  18. This powerful plugin allows creating a custom header, footer with Elementor and display them on selected locations. You can also create custom Elementor blocks and place them anywhere on the website with a shortcode.

  19. Essential Addons for Elementor by WPDeveloper

  20. The Essential plugin you install after Elementor! Packed with 40+ stunning free elements including Advanced Data Table, Event Calendar, Filterable Gallery, WooCommerce, and many more.

  21. Health Check & Troubleshooting by The community

  22. Checks the health of your WordPress install.

  23. Hello Dolly by Matt Mullenweg

  24. This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.

  25. Import / Export Customizer Settings by Brainstorm Force

  26. This plugin is an add-on for the Astra WordPress Theme. It will help in Import Export Customizer settings.

  27. Jetpack by Automattic

  28. Security, performance, and marketing tools made by WordPress experts. Jetpack keeps your site protected so you can focus on more important things.

  29. Jetpack Boost by Automattic - Jetpack Site Speed team

  30. Boost your WordPress site's performance, from the creators of Jetpack

  31. Limit Login Attempts Reloaded by Limit Login Attempts Reloaded

  32. Block excessive login attempts and protect your site against brute force attacks. Simple, yet powerful tools to improve site performance.

  33. Nextend Social Login by Nextendweb

  34. Nextend Social Login displays social login buttons for Facebook, Google and X (formerly Twitter).

  35. Selected Categories Post Ordering by Viraj Shelke

  36. Simple plugin to change the order of your posts for selected categories! Posts of selected categories will be displayed in chronological order.

  37. Shortcodes Ultimate by Vova Anokhin

  38. A comprehensive collection of visual components for WordPress

  39. Sidebar Manager by Brainstorm Force

  40. This is the plugin to create custom siderbars to your site.

  41. Site Kit by Google by Google

  42. Site Kit is a one-stop solution for WordPress users to use everything Google has to offer to make them successful on the web.

  43. Starter Templates by Brainstorm Force

  44. Starter Templates is all in one solution for complete starter sites, single page templates, blocks & images. This plugin offers the premium library of ready templates & provides quick access to beautiful Pixabay images that can be imported in your website easily.

  45. Typing Text by WPDeveloper

  46. Make Your Website Interactive With Typing Text Animation

  47. UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore by UpdraftPlus.Com, DavidAnderson

  48. Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.

  49. W3 Total Cache by BoldGrid

  50. The highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.

  51. WP-Optimize - Clean, Compress, Cache by David Anderson, Ruhani Rabin, Team Updraft

  52. WP-Optimize makes your site fast and efficient. It cleans the database, compresses images and caches pages. Fast sites attract more traffic and users.

  53. Yoast SEO by Team Yoast

  54. The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Viraj Shelke by using the contact information provided.