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.
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.
Any information we gather through contact forms is used only for the purpose of responding to your query and completing any necessary business with you unless you expressly give permission for additional use.
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.
Cookies are used to gather anonymised visitor activity data to be sent and processed by Google Analytics tools to improve website performance.
Who we share your data with
Anonymised data may be shared with Google. If you are logged in to any social network account (eg. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) they may receive information about your activity on our website. In addition, if you make use of our social tools to either follow our social network accounts or to share any content from our website on your own social network profile, this will require the transfer of data. Information relating to any order you place and your identity may be passed to our payment processor to facilitate the secure processing of your payment. We do not receive or process any of your payment details which are handled entirely by our payment processor, Stripe. We are notified by Stripe whether your payment is successful so that we can proceed with your order. Any such activity will be covered by the Privacy Policies and Terms & Conditions of the relevant services and social networks as well as our own.
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.
Your contact information
We only gather contact information when you enter it through contact forms subject to the conditions stated above.