You are seeing these everywhere because laws were passed in Europe about how private information may be used. Check out my post on my other blog for more information by Google: http://weareone-ruth.blogspot.com/2018/05/no-data-mining-by-me.html
You can read my blog without needing to follow or you can post comments anonymously. However, I screen all comments before posting. If you rant at me about being a dirty rotten human being, I will delete it. If you have a different opinion and want to share your ideas nicely I will usually share your comments. WordPress gathers a bunch of information about everybody that uses or reads WordPress. They send me your email address when you follow me. I do not sale your email ever. I do not email you unless you write a comment asking that it remain private and supply an email address you want to use. I will be cautious about answering. Give me time to get to know you by your comments before I start interacting with you. I share information on this blog about PTSD from articles, posts, books, videos and other sources. If I repost something from Faceook and you follow the link it will take you to your own Facebook page because Facebook tracks you, I don’t. WordPress posts ads on your view. I don’t know which ads they will use for which person. I also do not get money from any of those ads. I do not track you down or email you or sale your email or do anything to take advantage of our contact with each other. I see likes and see this as I am saying things that help others. WordPress does do data mining to maximize their income from their ads. If I could afford it I would pay for ad free blogging. Unfortunately, I can not afford the money it would cost not to have ads on my posts. I do not get any money, gifts, or anything accept a place to share my ideas. I hope this gives people the information they need to decide if you want to follow and read my posts.
Have a great day everyone.