Privacy Information

Information regarding your privacy and this website.

This website uses cookies, collects aggregate data, uses JavaScript to display information, and collects information (email addresses, names, websites, and comments) for comment submission. All of these things are common place on the internet and are integral to its proper functioning.

Below are clear details of the information collected and its use.

  • Anonymous data is collected each time you access the site (this includes your I.P. address and pages visited). This is common practice with most sites on the internet. This data is used to allow blocking of those abusing the site as well as providing a better understanding of what users like you want. The data collected is not used for other purposes.
  • Cookies are placed on your computer to recognise you when you comment, so you do not have to re-enter your information, and to help discern if you have already responded to polls, and the like. Please remember if you are using a public computer to clear your cookies once you are finished.
  • Gravatars are used by this site. Your email address (if submitted) is sent in a hashed form to to check whether you have an account there and if so display your personalised avatar.
  • There is code on the site to display advertising from Google’s Adsense programme. This code collects a variety of information according to Google’s policies. Advertising is on this site as a means to offset (some of) the cost of running it, including, but not limited to, web-hosting and domain registration.

    • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies and web-beacons to serve ads based on your prior visits to this site and/or other sites.
    • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visits to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.
    • You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Google’s Ad Setting at
    • Further information about Google’s advertising can be found at
    • You can opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting
  • You will be tracked by Google Analytics. The data collected is not personally identifiable by me and is used to determine general usage patterns etc. You may want to review Google’s privacy policy at
  • For further information on how Google uses data collected on this site and others like it visit

Information regarding your privacy and this website.

Who we are

Our website address is:


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 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 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 recognise 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.

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