Privacy Policy

Who We Are and Contact Information

The website address is:  You can contact me via e-mail at  This is pretty much just a site for producing items I’ve wrote and other people can comment on, not any kind of commercial details.

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 this or any website, you might wish to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to this 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.

Embedded content from other websites

This site is unlikely to 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

I should note that my web hosting account collects some analytics detail, I think just country of origin and IP address which I use to track spam and to see if I have any errors on the pages.  For example, I have some Webalizer logs. Webalizer does not collect, track or have any access to personal information received at the website. To find out more about Webalizer, their technology, or their privacy policy, visit

Information about your use of this website is collected using server access logs and a tracking cookie. The collected information typically consists of the following:

The IP address from which you access the website;
The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages you visit; and
The addresses of pages from where you followed a link to our site.

Who we share your data with

No one.  At least, no one deliberately.  Most of the time we can’t be concerned with looking it up ourselves.  Of course, I am using plug-ins that might look to make sure you’re not spam or otherwise undesirable, but that’s a risk you take.  For example, it collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use the Akismet anti-spam service (such as I do.) The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

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 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.  I think I can make the system do that. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.  If you like. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  I don’t think we have any of those, but just in case.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  We tend to use Akismet, and things native to the hosting site.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Mostly by not being moved to view it, and by keeping our security details as up to date as we can.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Panic and contacting upstream providers, primarily.  Really, you’re not providing us with much because we don’t ask for much. 99.9% of the time, you’re just passively reading.

What third parties we receive data from

Um… can’t think of any?

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

Um… can’t think of any?  We presume if you’re reading my stuff you might be interested in it, but that’s still a hard, “maybe.”

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None that I know of. Yay!