Who I am

My name is Maria Sangiorgi and my website address is:

When you share your personal information with, I treat it with care and have a responsibility to protect it. In line with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) I have updated my Privacy Policy to better communicate how I use personal information.

By visiting and using you are accepting the practices outlined in this policy.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

I use Akismet to detect spam comments. The Akismet Privacy Policy is available here :

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


I use the MailChimp service for my newsletters. MailChimp Privacy Policy available here :


Cookies are a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing. This cookie includes no personal data. This site does not retain cookies when your browser is closed..

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.

I use Youtube, by Google, on this site. Google Privacy Policy available here :