It is important for us to protect and respect your personal information. This policy helps us comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (the European Data Protection Law introduced in 2018). It should also be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use policy. The information below applies only to this website.

Who we are

Our website address is:

Why we collect personal information

We may use the information we collect from you in a number of ways:

  • Operating and maintaining the Website
  • Creating accounts, identifying users of the Website and customising the Website for accounts
  • Sending promotional information, such as newsletters
  • Sending administrative communications
  • Responding to users comments or inquiries
  • Tracking and measuring advertising on the Website
  • Investigating and protecting against unauthorized or illegal activity

Personal information we collect and how we collect it

We may collect personal information from you in the following ways.


When users leave comments or send us a message on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form. Also collected are the user’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. An anonymous 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.

Automatically Collected Information:

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you are using to access the website. When you use the website we will record your IP address, operating system type, browser type and referring website. The pages you viewed and the dates/times when you accessed the Website are also recorded. We may in addition collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links you clicked.


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. Closing your browser will discard this cookie.

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. By selecting “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. You will remove the login cookies by logging out of your account.

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.

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.


We currently use Jetpack and stats to track website usage. This collects your IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language and country code. This site does not have access to any of this information via this feature. We can, for example, see the number of views that a specific post has, but we cannot see which specific users viewed that post. The information containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available)  are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Who we share your data with

Only when you authorise us to do so do we share your information with third parties . From time to time we may use third party service providers to service various elements of the website, for example

Google Analytics:

We may use this service to track website usage and provide information on referring websites. We only capture IP addresses and no other personal information. The analytics service used by this site uses cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow us to use cookies, however they do not pose any risk to your privacy or safety. If you do allow us to use them it enables us to continually improve this site, making it a better and more useful experience for you. You can view their privacy policy here.


We may use this service for newsletters and by keeping your name and email address we can send you updates you’ve opted into receiving. We do not sell, distribute or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. For more information on how your data is stored, please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy. We may use the anonymous data we collect for research or marketing purposes.

We may be required by law to share your personal data. An example would be if we were involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

How long we retain your data

We retain a user’s comments and associated metadata indefinately. This lets us recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically. We can avoid any delays caused by holding the comments in a moderation queue by having this data.

We also store the personal information a user provides in their user profile when they register on the website . After a user registers they 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 the site, or have left comments, you can ask us to send you an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, although we may have to keep some information for administrative, legal or security purposes. If you want to get in touch regarding this you can contact us by writing to

Where we send your data

An automated spam detection service may check through visitor comments.


We may place the following types of advertisements on the website:

Display adverts:

By allowing third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements on the site. These companies may use cookies. These include Google AdSense, you can click to view the Google AdSense privacy policy here.

Retargeting adverts:

From time to time, we may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the content. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate programme participation:

We may engage in affiliate marketing and we do this by embedding tracking links. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

To keep the site current and to ensure we continue meet legal requirements we may sometimes need to change this privacy policy. You are assumed to have accepted these changes on first use of the site once changes have been posted. It will be the user’s responsibility to check this policy regularly to ensure that they are aware of and accept the terms.

Getting in touch

You can contact us on any of the issues in this Privacy Policy by writing to