Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Who Are We?

    We are Flowduino, and our website address is:

    Flowduino is all about education! We provide educational articles on Arduino, ESP, and – in a nutshell – all things MCU.

    We ourselves have no interest in your data, nor where you go or what you do.

    While we ourselves don’t directly collect any of your information (personal or otherwise), some of the services our website consumes do… so, please take a look below to see the what, the how, and possibly even why.


    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.
    This is a good practice for any website, not just ours.


    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.

    Please note that these cookies are not edible. You should not eat cookies produced by this website.

    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.

    Depending on your browser, you may wish to investigate extensions/plugins that explicitly prevent data collection from embedded content. Again, this is just a good practice for when you visit any website, not only ours.

    Who We Share Your Data With

    If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

    We don’t share your data with anyone… not even what minimal data we collect to facilitate your use of our website. Again, we’re really not interested in your personal or impersonal information, and we don’t provide any data to other parties who may or may not be.

    How Long We Retain Your Data

    If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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. In this case, the comment text (and any embedded media), along with your e-mail address, and your IP address, may be transmitted to a third-party API for the sole purpose of determining whether that comment qualifies as overt spam.

    Google Integrations

    Flowduino utilises a number of Google API integrations, some of which enable Google to collect information from users of this website.

    Rather than attempting to copy the entirety of Google’s own Privacy Policy here, it is far easier to provide you with this handy link to their official Privacy Policy pages.