Privacy Policy

by | Jun 29, 2021

Who we are

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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.


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, 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.

We also use several other cookies on our website. These can be split into functional cookies, which help the website work as it should and marketing cookies. Marketing cookies include things such as Google Analytics, which we use to see how our website is being used. 

You can find out more about the cookies on our site and their function in our cookie policy.

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.

If you turn off functional cookies, some of these services may stop working.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

If you sign up to our mailing list, your data will be stored with MailChimp, our mailing list provider. Mailchimp is an online marketing platform operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, US. We have selected this service provider as our data processor for their high level of data security. You can find out more about their privacy policy here

From time to time we may need to give access to our website to website developers. We will only give access to known entities who comply with our Privacy Policy and their activity on the site is tracked. 

We use products from Woo Commerce to help us run the shopping cart element of our website. On rare occasions they will need to access the website to provide technical support. You can find their Privacy Policy here.

Your financial data

We do not hold you financial information, such as card details or PayPal details on our website. To process payments on the site we use a payment gateway provided by BrainTree (Powered by PayPal). BrainTree stores all financial information on our behalf in their secure ‘Vaults’. You can find out more about their security policy and PCI compliance here

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.