Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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: 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

We collect some data from the contact forms and the subscription forms on this site. This is so we can respond to your questions and so we can send you the information you have requested.

You can always ask us to provide you with the data we have collected and you have to option of having it completely removed or altered on request.


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

All of your data is stored on this site in our database except for the data that third party companies collect, such as email servers or payment processors.

The use of SSL encryption technology means that the ability of external agent to access our database is massively restricted and highly unlikely.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We monitor all of our services to maintain them in good order, we have arrangements with external services to also monitor them on our behalf.

In the unlikely event that a breach does occur we will know about it immediately and can shut it down before any data is lost.

What third parties we receive data from

In some instances we will receive non-identifying data from social media companies. This just tells us that someone has entered our site from a link on their site. This is collected for decision making regarding which social media sites gives us the best bang for our buck in terms of visitors.

Unless you then self-identify on our site we don’t know who you are, just that you visited, thank you.

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

We make decisions on where to put our efforts in attracting visitors and the type of content we put there based on the number, type and activity of those visitors when they interact with our site.

We don’t like wasting out time or yours.

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