Privacy Policy

Who we are

The website address is:

This website is a personal project of me, Jonathan Oakey. It is not run by a company or anybody else – it’s an entirely one-man show. If you want to contact me, I suggest you find me on Facebook – it’s not hard to do; I’m the only person with my name in Belgium.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Comments are blocked on this site. It appears to be possible to make them, due to WordPress itself, but all comments must be accepted before publication, and I just delete them whenever I see them. I have also disabled the ability to register, so if you insist on hacking in and leaving a comment, WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. As mentioned, I just delete everything.


If you register or login, WordPress permits you to opt in to saving your name, e-mail 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. However, as mentioned, I have done all that I can to prevent people from registering.

Embedded content from other websites

There is no embedded content from other websites on this website. Did you notice that there are no annoying (or other) adverts here?


I don’t do any analytics. I prefer building guitars.

Who we share your data with

Nobody. I’m not a sharing person.

How long we retain your data

Any comments or anything else that you manage to get past my attempts to block them will be deleted as soon as I see them. I may be retentive, but not with your data.

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.

But…you won’t have an account on this site so your rights are purely theoretical. Rights tend to be like that anyway.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If so, this is entirely outside of my control. I don’t send your data anywhere. I don’t want your data, and I certainly don’t want to give or sell it to anybody else. Let’s face it, they’ve probably got it already.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I protect your data by not keeping it. It’s a similar approach to the anti-elephant measures in my garden. There are no wild elephants in Belgium, so I don’t have any (although the dogs would probably bark at them).

What data breach procedures we have in place

None, because I don’t hold any data that could be breached, but I’d google it if necessary.

What third parties we receive data from


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

Only deleting it all, and that’s not really a decision because it’s what I do with everything. I get the occasional spam comment that sneaks in but they never get shown and I delete them. In my head, I profile the spammers as bastards.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I don’t think there are any regulatory disclosure requirements for incompetent amateur luthiers. If anybody knows better, I’ll be happy to disclose whatever is required. Perhaps the types of glue that I use?