Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Privacy Policy


Last Updated on August 12, 2019 by blindlibrarian

Who we are

Our website is called Chris Marker – Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory and its address is: The site is currently hosted at Kinsta, in conjunction with Cloudflare, our DNS, security, firewall, and CDN provider. All pages are served in HTTPS with dedicated certificates. Our days of using shared servers or low-end WordPress hosts are thankfully very much behind us. Our backend is regularly updated with the latest WordPress releases and routinely tested on a staging server before going live. Security is important to us, so we let the pros handle it for us, and are grateful for their services and customer support.

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: 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

Our contact page makes use of a Contact Form, so that we can receive your inquiries. Since our site is served securely with HTTPS, all data is encrypted, sent, and then decrypted into regular plain-text email format.


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.


Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal data with anyone. This policy includes names, contact information, email addresses and IP addresses. If you have granted us the permission to, we may use your email address in order to send you newsletters, with the intent of offering you our latest content. We do reserve the right to display publicly-available Tweets from Twitter that mention Chris Marker, his films and other artistic works. We also track aggregate site usage through Google Analytics, which collects data such as page views, browser types, demographics, and the like, without recording personal details.

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. Please use our contact page for such requests.

Where we send your data

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

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