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Privacy Policy


  • I don’t want your personal data.
  • If you leave a comment that data will be saved.
  • If you email me, I’ll reply to your question and leave it at that. No Spam, Mailing List, etc.
  • Yes, this site uses cookies.
  • Yes, this site has ads that use cookies and can retarget you.
  • Yes, I count every page view.
  • I’m here to make awesome content and build a fun community. I’m not here to claim your soul and sell it to the highest bidder.

Who am I

I’m Peter Groot aka MentalMars and I run mentalmars.com.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

By default, WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However, some plugins may collect personal data.


When visitors leave comments on the site, the system collects 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Comments can be pulled from social media interactions. Your name and avatar will be used. This only happens with the most recent articles.

Contact forms

When you send me a message through the contact form, you are required to provide an email address. If it’s not a fake address I’m able to reply and answer your question. I will only use the provided email address for that and only that. You won’t be added to any email list of any kind.


Because of EU privacy regulation, I have to inform you that my website, MentalMars.com, uses cookies. The reason behind this is because I’m using advertisements and tracking scripts like every other 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. 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


I monitor the traffic on the site with Google Analytics and the Jetpack plugin. These check the page you visit and what type of device you are using. I just want to know what pages and wallpapers are popular. I also look at search phrases that are being used so I know what the community is looking for. If needed I can add new articles or adjust the ones on the site so you can find the correct page.

Who we share your data with

I don’t share or sell any user data.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

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