Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.georgehakim.com.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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


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.


Who we share your data with

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Your privacy text:
When you visit a website, it has the potential to store or retrieve data, usually in the form of cookies. The primary purpose of this data, which may include information about you, your choices, or your device, is to make sure that the site functions as you expect it to. While the data does not directly relate to your identity, it might enhance your online browsing experience. Since we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to accept some types of cookies. Various category headings provide additional information and allow you to change our default settings. The services we are able to provide may be affected if you choose to disable certain types of cookies, though.

Strictly Necessary Cookies Text:
These cookies cannot be disabled in our systems since they are required for the website to work. They are often only established in reaction to your activities, such as selecting your privacy settings, logging in, or completing forms, which constitute a request for services. Some features of the website won’t function if you set your browser to block or notify you about these cookies. No personally identifying data is saved in these cookies.

Targeting cookies Text:
These cookies could be placed by our advertising partners through our website. They could be employed by those businesses to create a profile of your preferences and present you with pertinent advertisements on other websites. They rely on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device instead of directly storing personal information. Your exposure to targeted advertising will be reduced if you refuse to accept these cookies.

Performance Cookie text
We can measure and enhance the operation of our site by counting visits and the sources of our traffic thanks to these cookies. They assist us in determining the most and least popular pages as well as how users navigate the website. These cookies only gather aggregated data, which makes it all anonymous. We won’t be able to track your visits to our site or evaluate its effectiveness if you do not permit these cookies.

Functional Cookies Text:
These cookies give the website’s functioning and personalization a boost. They might be imposed by us or by third-party service providers whose offerings we have integrated into our pages. Some or all of these services may not operate as intended if you do not consent to certain cookies.