Privacy Policy

Who Am I?

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What personal data is collected and why.


When visitors leave comments on the site the data collected is shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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 (if one has been uploaded) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

When you complete the contact form from this site no data is collected until the send button is clicked. The form then sends me an email with all the data you supplied in the various fields as well as informs me as to whether you opted in or out of receiving emails about my product updates and/or if you wish to receive the occasional newsletter email from me. I will retain this information for as long as reasonably required so I can contact you, or know not to contact you (depending on how you opted to receive info from me).


If you leave a comment on my 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, the site 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, the site 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.


Some data of visitors to this site is recorded by google analytics. This data is used to determine

Google Analytics is used to monitor and analyse website traffic to this site. Google Analytics can collect the following basic data:

  • Time of visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page of the webpages
  • Referring site details (such as the URI a user came through to arrive at this site)
  • Type of web browser
  • Type of operating system (OS)
  • Flash version, JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen color processing ability
  • Network location and IP address.

Google Analytics prohibits the collection of personally identifiable data such as name, email address, or billing information.

Who your data is shared with.

I do not share any of the data collected on this site to any other third parties.

How long is your data retained?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on this website (if any), the personal information they provide in their user profile is also retained. 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 that is held about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased. 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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We currently do not have any formal process to protect your data other than keeping the content management system and plugins up-to-date to prevent hackers obtaining access to this site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If I should become aware of any data breach through the spam filters in place on this site then I will contact the hosting company for advice on how to lock-down the site to minimise and contain the breach. I will then attempt to find out what, if any, data has been obtained. All individuals who have had data stolen from the site during such a breach will be notified by email.

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