Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The only data that we collect is data that is required solely for allowing this website to function.


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 choose to use the “Contact Us” page to contact us, you consent to having any information you provide retained for the sole purpose of responding to your inquiry or request, should we choose to do so.

This information will generally be deleted once we decide that your inquiry or request has been answered or we determine that we choose not to respond to your inquiry or request.


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.

Automattic (wordpress) cookie policy:

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.


The only analytics that this site uses are the on-server analytics that are generally used to facilitate troubleshooting of potential problems with the site itself. This data may include information like your IP address, operating system, browser type, and date and time stamps of your visit.

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 (if any) may be checked through the automated spam detection service Akismet. Their privacy policy is here:

Our contact information

Should you like to make an inquiry or request our contact page is: Us

We have sole discretion over whether or not and when we respond to your inquiry or request.

Additional Information

This site uses a free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt, their privacy policy is here:

There are generally built in privacy settings in every decent web browser, this is a good way to take control of your own privacy rather than depending on governments or independent website operators to do it on your behalf. The one foolproof way of insuring that no website receives or retains any information about you is to simply not go there.

This policy was last edited on Feb 11, 2019.