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.

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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements



Our site and use of cookies

This site uses cookies or similar techniques to make your online experience and interaction as informative, and relevant as possible. It is important that you know what cookies are used on our website and for what purposes. This will help to protect your privacy, while ensuring our website’s user-friendliness as much as possible.

What are cookies?

Cookies contain small amounts of information which are downloaded to your terminal device (computer or mobile) when you visit our website.  Cookies are sent back to our website to allow us to recognize your device.

Why are cookies used?

We use cookies for a number of reasons, including website functionality, helping target our advertising, storing user preferences, and providing anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Cookies that are used for website functionality are required cookies, the absence of which would make it difficult for the website to remember for example that you have logged in or other choices you have made on the website. Other cookies include analytics cookies, which help us analyze website information and social media cookies, which are used to enable integration of social media into the website.

How can I disable cookies on this website?

By continuing your visit on our website, you are consenting to our use of the cookies which will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others, noting that disabling all cookies in your browser settings may affect your browsing experience on our website and you may not be able to take full advantage of all website features once you have done so.

If you wish to disable cookies in your browser, we suggest consulting the Help section of your browser. You may find further information on how to disable cookies or manage your cookie settings for the browser that you use from the following list: