Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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 the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you contact Us through the contact form, information collected includes your name, email address and any personal information placed in the body of the message.


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 and is discarded 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 persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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


We automatically collect some information about Users of The information automatically collect depends on which services uses. can access and use some of the information. Examples below:

  • Technical Data from Your Computer and Etcetera: information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to, such as the IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
  • Visitor Interactions: information about a visitor’s interactions with, including the “likes” and “ratings” left by visitors.
  • Location Information: may be able to determine the approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address. Information like this can be used as a tally for so show how many people visit it from certain geographic regions.
  • Akismet Commenter Information: Information about visitors who comment on that use the WordPress Akismet anti-spam service. The information collected depends on how 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…oh, and the comment itself, of course).
  • Polldaddy Response Information: Information about visitors who respond to a Polldaddy survey. The information that collected typically includes IP address, browser type, operating system, user agent, and the web page last visited.
  • Information from Cookies and Other Technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a site stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the site each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on sites. The Host uses cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help identify and track visitors and site usage, and to deliver targeted ads when ads are enabled for free sites ( is a paid for WordPress site) or when ads are enabled on a site through WordAds or Jetpack Ads (see the “Other Tools” section below for more details). For more information about the Host’s use of cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how visitors can control the use of cookies, please see the Cookie Policy.
  • IP address information will also be collected when signing up to the newsletter.

Information you provide

Information that You provide directly to, which primarily happens when you type into a text field, like a comment field, contact form, newsletter or a sign-up form. We may also implement other ways to allow visitors to provide information directly . Here are the most common ways in which a visitor directly provides information Us (

  • Follower and Subscriber Information: When You sign up to follow or subscribe to (via as the host of, We collect the sign-up information requested, which typically includes an email address.
  • Site Comments: When You leave a comment , we collect that comment, and other information that You provide along with the comment, such as name and email address.
  • PollDaddy Survey Responses: When You complete a poll, quiz, or other type of survey prepared via, we collect the responses to those surveys, and other information that the survey owner requires for a poll/quiz/survey response, like an e-mail address.
  • Newsletter sign-up: This is currently through the Mad Mimi service. We collect first names (or initials), surnames, email addresses, date, time and IP of sign-up and confirmation of sign-up.
  • Other Information Entered on the Site: We may also collect other information that You enter on as a contact form submission or a search query.

Who we share your data with

If you sign up to the newsletter, Your information will be shared with the Mad Mimi service.

We may share information collected about You in the limited circumstances spelled out below:

  • Subsidiaries, Employees, Volunteers and Independent Contractors: We may disclose Your information to our subsidiaries, our employees, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the information in order to help us provide our services to You, or to process the information on our behalf. We require our subsidiaries, employees, volunteers and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Notice for information about visitors that we share with them.
  • Third Party Vendors: We may share Your information with third party vendors who need to know this information in order to provide their services to us. This group includes vendors that help us provide our services to You. We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.
  • Legal Requests: We may disclose Your information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.
  • To Protect Rights, Property, and Others: We may disclose Your information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of, You, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
  • Business Transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, Your information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Notice would continue to apply to Your information and the party receiving this information may continue to use this information, but only consistent with this Privacy Notice.
  • Information Shared Publicly: Information that You choose to make public is disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like comments and “likes” are all available to others, including information about You that is displayed in connection with a comment or “like” (such as Your username and Gravatar).

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 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.

If you sign up to the newsletter, Your information will be shared with the Mad Mimi service.

Contact information

Use the contact form or email

Updated 29.11.2019

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