Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for the Site

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Through our contact forms, you may sign up to comment on posts or receive email updates. These forms are entirely optional and only require your name and your email address.


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. These comments must be approved before being published on the website.

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.

Contact forms

When filling out the contact forms, your email address and name will be required prior to submitting the forms. The information given in the contact forms is saved indefinitely and can be deleted upon request. This information given is not used for marketing purposes and will not be passed onto any third parties. You are given the option to save your name and email address for future uses, though this is not a requirement.

This data given in the contact form is purely used to write comments and to receive email updates. To opt-out of future emails, you can follow the unsubscribe links in our emails or fill out a contact form to request to remove your email subscription.


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.

When you visit our site, a cookie policy banner will appear at the bottom of your screen, explaining that we use cookies. It details that if you continue to use our site, you understand and agree with our cookie policy. This cookie policy banner resets on your device every thirty days, reminding you of our 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.


We use Google Analytics to analyse data. It is GDPR Compliant, and does not store or collect any personal data of visitors. In addition, Google Analytics does not store cookies on your browser.

Google Analytics is used to understand how our audience interacts with our website. This records the activity of our users, such as IP addresses and referring websites. All the information provided to us via Google Analytics is anonymous and you may read more about their privacy policy here.

If you wish to erase your data on our servers, you may fill out our contact form to request this.

Children’s information

This website does not knowingly gather any personal data of children under 16. If you believe personal information has been collected of someone under the age of 16, please do email us at We will promptly and securely delete such information from our servers.


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 we send your data

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

Your personal data can only be viewed and accessed through administrators and will not be redistributed to third parties.


Contact information


Last Updated: 24 January 2021