Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

I take data protection and privacy very seriously and avoid collecting data where possible. Any data collected is used purely to improve this website. I would never sell or share contact information with third parties.


If you leave a comment on the site I will collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. I will receive your email address but this will not be publicly shown 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.

If at any time you would your comment(s) to be removed from the site, please let me know and I will delete them.

Contact forms

If you send me a message via the contact form on my about page, I will receive the data shown. I will only use the information supplied to reply to your message and then only if you have asked me to.


The website may use cookies, which are small data files stored in your web browser by the website. These cookies may be session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, or persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. The website may use cookies to record information on which pages are visited.

You as a user may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by using a setting of your internet browser. Any already set cookies may be deleted at any time using the settings in your internet browsers. However if you deactivate the setting of cookies, not all website functions may be usable or may function as intended.

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

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


This website uses Google Analytics, to track website usage and provide information such as referring websites and user activity on the website. Your IP address may be captured by Google Analytics, but no other personal information is stored.

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 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.

How to contact me about your data

If you have any questions about the usage of your data on this website, or would like to know what data is held about you please contact me via the contact form on my About?page. You have the right to have any or all of your data changed or deleted.