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.

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.

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

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. This service may be located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Your contact information

We will only use your contact information to respond to your inquiries or to send you information that you have requested. We will not share your contact information with any third parties without your consent.

Additional information

We take the privacy of your data very seriously and we have implemented a number of measures to protect your data, including:

  • We use strong encryption to protect your data when it is in transit or at rest.
  • We have implemented security measures to protect our systems from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
  • We regularly review our security procedures to ensure that they are effective.

How we protect your data

We use a variety of security measures to protect your data, including:

  • We encrypt all sensitive data.
  • We use strong passwords and multi-factor authentication for all of our accounts.
  • We keep our software up to date with the latest security patches.
  • We regularly scan our systems for vulnerabilities.
  • We have a security team that monitors our systems for suspicious activity.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will take the following steps:

  • We will notify you immediately of the breach.
  • We will investigate the breach to determine the cause and scope of the breach.
  • We will take steps to mitigate the effects of the breach and to prevent future breaches.
  • We will cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities as needed.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive data from third parties, such as social media platforms and analytics platforms. We only receive data from third parties with your consent.

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

We do not use automated decision making or profiling with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We are subject to a number of industry regulatory disclosure requirements, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We comply with all applicable industry regulatory disclosure requirements.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. If we make any changes to this privacy policy, we will post the updated privacy policy on our website.