Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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.


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

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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Detailed Privacy Notice

At, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CPRA). This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, and disclose personal information when you visit our website, and how we comply with these privacy regulations.

  1. Collection of Personal Information
    When you visit our website, both WordPress and Google collect certain personal information, such as your IP address, browser type, device information, and website usage data through cookies and similar tracking technologies. WordPress collects this information to enable website functionality, while Google collects it for analytics and advertising purposes. We collect this information to improve our website and provide you with a better user experience.
  2. Use of Personal Information
    We may use the personal information collected by WordPress, various WordPress plugins, and Google for the following purposes:
  • WordPress & WordPress plugins: To personalize and enhance your browsing experience on our website.
  • Google Analytics: To analyze website traffic and user behavior, which helps us improve our website and understand your preferences.
  • Google AdSense: To display personalized advertisements based on your interests and website interactions.
  1. Sharing of Personal Information
    We may share your personal information collected by WordPress and Google with the following third parties:
  • Service providers who assist us in website operations, analytics, and advertising.
  • Legal authorities or law enforcement agencies, when required by law or to protect our rights and interests.
  1. Cookies and Similar Technologies
    Both WordPress and Google use cookies and similar tracking technologies to collect and store information about your preferences, usage patterns, and interactions on our website. These technologies help us improve your browsing experience, provide relevant content, and deliver personalized advertisements. By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies as described in our Cookie Policy.
  2. Your Rights
    Under GDPR and CPRA, you have certain rights regarding your personal information. These rights include the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict, or object to the processing of your personal information. To exercise these rights, please contact us using the information provided below.
  3. Data Security
    We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure the absolute security of your personal information.
  4. Children’s Privacy
    Our website is not intended for children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child, please contact us immediately.
  5. Changes to this Privacy Notice
    We reserve the right to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page, and the revised version will be effective immediately upon posting. We encourage you to review this Privacy Notice periodically for any updates.
  6. Contact Us
    If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Notice or our privacy practices, please contact us at through this form.

By continuing to use our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Notice, and you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described herein.

Last updated: 1 July 2023