Privacy Policy

Who we are

Karmic Kick (.com) is a fully independent undertaking, with no affiliations or ties to any government or law enforcement agencies.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect your comments to show them to others, also we may have periodic polls on various subjects. At no stage are we interested in collecting your specific details or reader demographics.

-Should we want to know something: We will poll for it !

Currently there are no trackers included in the pages, but this may change in future; to track page-views and get a sense of popularity of certain subjects, I may add a (simple) tracker later.

Also we (I) opted to keep pages clean of advertisements for now and the foreseeable future. (Third party ad-networks often have negative privacy and security implications, due to their nature.)


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

To-do; trial some mechanics or tech to limit the amount of automated spam coming from 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.

Minimal user preferences (to customize or limit script) may be stored in a cookie. These may be removed at any time without consequence.

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.


None. (Perhaps later a simple tracker will be added)

Who we share your data with

Ur mom. (see: “Industry regulatory disclosure requirements” below)

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

We value your privacy. We do not share data with external parties. Karmic Kick is not part of an advertisement-network and has no embedded trackers. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Communication detected as spam or otherwise malicious may be forwarded to aid spam detection services and/or law enforcement services.

Your contact information

To-do: to be determined

Additional information

To-do: to be determined

How we protect your data

Goals for Karmic Kick are to employ a minimal set of third-party components and to stick to web and industry standards. Security is a primary goal, next to providing information and innovation.

Karmic Kick is set to get SSL, to help protect accessing the site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of breach the security hole will need to be identified,  the site will then be restored from an earlier point, faulty components may be patched, disabled or replaced.

During the procedure the site may be put in a limited state. After immediate analyses and repairs are completed a notice will be placed informing visitors of the nature of the breach.

What third parties we receive data from


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

Karmic Kick doesn’t profile users. Minimal user preferences (to customize or limit script) may be stored in a cookie. These may be removed at any time without consequence.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Karmic Kick is a fully independent undertaking, with no affiliations or ties to any government or law enforcement agencies.

As a ‘’ operational in international / US-domain, also being hosted from the EU, are aware to limit copyright infringements when they are brought up.

For now comments are screened before they are published. Take-down-notices will be looked at on a case by case basis.

This site uses widely recognizable logos and symbols, deemed part of the public domain, in a non-commercial, social commentary manner or in a satirical setting.

Unless forced by a court-ruling we will not handover any user data. (Bar anyone clearly abusive, dangerous and/or fraudsters!)