Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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 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. is a WordPress site self hosted by Siteground, their policies can be found below


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.


Cookies are small files which are placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies help this website to analyse traffic and visitors and help our site respond to you as an individual. Cookies provide information in relation to the computer used by a visitor.  We may use cookies to store information such as personal preferences such as pop ups etc.

We may, from time to time,  collect information about your actions on the website and record those actions in log files. This data will include your IP address and may include the device that you are using, the browser that you are using, your internet service provider and be attached to date and time stamps. We’ll only include this information for as long as necessary.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used on our site and analyse visitor behaviour through statistics.

We also use third party advertisements on  Some of these websites may use cookies and web beacons which may send advertisers information in relation but not limited to to the following

  • your ISP browser
  • your IP address

This is usually related to targeted advertising in relation to websites you browse frequently. does use affiliate links, all affiliate links usually work by placing a cookie onto your computer so the website linked to knows where you have been referred from, these cookies can be active for (but not at all limited to) 30 days plus. can not be responsible for the content, policies, cookies placed or data collected by these websites.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The amazon privacy policy can be found here

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.

You can choose to disable cookies in your browser settings or through your security provider.  It is possible that this may change how you can use our website and others you may visit, the can include but not be limited to your ability to comment or log in.

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. can not be held responsible for the content, policies, cookies placed or data collected by other websites.

Affiliate marketing does contain both advertising and affiliate links.  An affiliate link is a link to a service or to a product and when you either click through, sign up or purchase then we receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. These work to help the site generate revenue.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  For more information on their privacy policy please click here

I will always endeavour to make this clear on any post that contain these.

External links contains links to other external websites through (but not limited to) guest posts, advertisers, third parties and affiliate links.   If the link is to a website that is operated by another party you should know that we have no control over that website and as such cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of your data or information you provide whilst visiting the site.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies, cookies or content on those websites.


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.

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 third parties we RECEIVE data from

We use Google Analytics in order to store information about how visitors make use of our website.  We do this in order to give visitors a better experience and so that we make improvements.

Google Analytics records information about

  • the pages you visit
  • the length of time spent on pages
  • general information on use of the site
  • what you clicked on when visiting our website
  • how you arrived on to our website

You can view the google privacy policy below 

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.

Your contact information

You can contact me or request any further information at

Additional information

This blog is run through both WordPress and Siteground – polices as listed above.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If any data breaches take place then I will notify you as soon as I am made aware