Privacy Policy

Who this site is

This website address is: This is a simple blog. No commercial interests and, frankly, no interest in your data. By the nature of the software used to generate this website – the very nature of modern Blog websites – it, however, has some interest in your data. Its interests are as follows:

What personal data this site collects and why it collects it


If we choose to enable commenting and if you choose to leave comments on the site, it collects the data shown in the comments form plus your IP address and browser user agent string. It uses these last two to assist in 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. Lucky for you, I don’t believe I’ve set this up to allow you to upload images – but, just in case, here’s the essence of this paragraph: if you upload something with EXIF data attached, YOU uploaded something with EXIF data attached, and it is wholly YOUR responsibility. Not mine. Not my ISP’s. Just yours.

Contact forms


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 visit our login page, the site 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, the site 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.


Who your data is shared with

Pretty much no-one. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email, so I guess it will be shared with you.

How long this site retains your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the software 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), the site will 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 (see below how those kinda go hand-in-hand), you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data the site holds about you, including any data you have provided to it. You can also request that any personal data held about you be erased. This does not include any data kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In general, though, that data will be your name, if YOU provided it. Your email address if YOU provided it, the contents of any comment YOU may have left, and that IP and user agent stuff the software grabs on occasion. Note all the YOUs above. If you don’t want your data stored, simply don’t provide it, and refrain from registering and leaving comments. Note: for the site admin’s privacy and his incredible disdain for spam, you absolutely must register to leave a comment, sot the two go hand-in-hand. Don’t register = Don’t leave comments = No data.

Where your data is sent

Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you register, you left your email address. The site admin has no use for it, but it will be stored in teh site’s database.

Additional information

How we protect your data

By generally not collecting any.

What data breach procedures are in place

Generally speaking, this site has no data to be breached, and prefer to keep it that way.

What third parties send data to this site

None. Zip. Zero.

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


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None applicable, that I’m aware of.