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Privacy Policy

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

We do not use any 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Google Adsense runs on our website. Find out how Adsense utilises cookies – click HERE.

As a result of Google Adsense adverts on this website your personal data will be used for personalisation of ads and that cookies may be used for personalised and non-personalised advertising.

You will be prompted by a message to choose consent. Click here to revoke your choice.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Note that ad-serving technologies will still be cached or installed as part of the normal operation of users’ browsers and mobile operating systems. Data such as your device, location, age, gender, links you have clicked, may also be collected.


Tracking data is used by Google and Microsoft Bing on this website. Click HERE for the Google Privacy Policy. Click HERE for the Bing Privacy Policy.

Who we share your data with

We capture a very limited amount of data. The only sharing of data is where Google or Bing utilise data for analytics, where Google Adsense uses data for its advertising programme, or where security applications may share data about suspected IP addresses (used for spamming or hacking) with their provider.

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. Google or Bing utilise data for analytics, where Google Adsense uses data for its advertising programme, or where security applications may share data about suspected IP addresses (used for spamming or hacking) with their provider; data may be sent to their servers.

Your contact information

Please see our CONTACT PAGE.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We capture a very limited amount of data. This is protected via security protocols within both the website and the hosting company’s server.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We capture a very limited amount of data, and no breach is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting individuals’ rights and freedoms. Any breach would be logged and checked against the current ICO regulations to see if they should be notified.

What third parties we receive data from

Very limited data is received by us from third parties. Those listed above relating to users, and data captured by Google (search console, analytics and adsense), and data captured by Bing (webmaster tools).

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

This is limited to security protocols built into the software of the website such as locking out persons trying to log in without authorisation and access from blacklisted IP addresses (i.e. spammers and hackers).

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


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