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Privacy Policy

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Who we are

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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


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

We use Google Analytics on the site to gain knowledge of where readers are located, number and duration of visits and method of referal.

You should understand that a lot of information is collected via Google Analytics, not all of which is used directly by this site.

The data collected is described by Google here:

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

To contact us you can use the email address:

How we protect your data

When posting content to the site, such as comments or guest blog content, you agree that this information is appropriate for the public domain. Reasonable steps are taken to secure items of data such as passwords, but other content is not deemed private in any way and as such is not encrypted.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event that an account password is breached (for guest-writers), those affected accounts will be notified as soon as reasonably possible using the available contact details that would have been pre-shared before your account on this site was created.

In accordance with the regulatory body, we are not required to report every breach, and can self-assess the impact accordingly.

What third parties we receive data from

We use companies such as Gravatar for providing the profile images for comments from people who have already provided permission for the use of such data.

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

No automated decisions or profiling is performed using user data, apart from aggregation and reporting in monthly website page hit statistics.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

In accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 2018, we are accountantable to the ICO for your data breach disclosure requirements.