Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What is personal data?

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

In short, personal data is anything that can be used to identify you.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Data may be collected from the following touchpoints:


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.

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.


This website uses cookies, which are tiny text files which usually include anonymous information and are stored on your computer to make the browsing experience more efficient.

We use cookies to personalise content, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic.

Our website uses ‘strictly necessary cookies’, which allow the website to function, including remembering your choice of cookie preferences. We also use ‘third party cookies’ for Google Analytics.

When you first visit our site, you will have the opportunity to accept, check or change your cookie preferences. If you choose not to accept some categories of cookies, you may find that the site does not function properly.

Cookie functions

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.

Cookies Used On This Website:

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We use Google Analytics to provide us with data on traffic, traffic sources, general user location and other anonymous data that helps us continually improve the functionality and content of our website.

If you do not wish to allow Google Analytics tracking, you may disable this via your cookies preferences (see below).

To learn more about how Google uses Google Analytics data, view its guide: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps“.

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with any third parties or use third-party applications, such as email marketing, that processes this data.

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.

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. 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 automated spam detection service, Askimet. Askimet’s privacy information can be found below:

“We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. 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).”

Our contact information

If you wish to contact us regarding our privacy policy, please email [email protected]