Data policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When someone leaves a comment, in addition to what is written in the comment form, the poster’s IP address and the browser user agent string will also be collected for the purpose of filtering unsolicited content.

An anonymised string created from the email address (also called a hash) is forwarded to the Gravatar service if it is being used on the site. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture will also become visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If a registered user uploads images to the website, they should avoid uploading EXIFs with embedded GPS location data. Visitors to the website can download these and extract any location data from images on the website.

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If you leave a comment on our site you may choose to save your provided 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 are logged in to this site, we will set  temporary cookies to determine if your browser accepts cookies. These cookies contain no personal data and are deleted 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 continue for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.


If you edit a post or publish a page, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and simply indicates the ID of the post you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other sites

Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from external sources. Embedded content from other sources behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor ha visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about the visitors, use cookies or embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor user interaction with the embedded content, if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely in the system. 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 there 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 for the fact that they cannot change their own username). Website administrators can also see and edit this 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 previously provided to us. You can also request that we delete 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.

Contact details

Further information

How we protect your personal information

Valid procedures for data handling violations

What third party data we receive

What automated decision making and / or profiling is done with user data

Publication requirements of a regulated industry

Regulated industry disclosure requirements