Who we are

Please see About Us.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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

We use the Fast Safe Contact Form plug-in. If it collects data, we don’t look at it.


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


We do not use a web analytics service. The hosting provider does collect log data, which we do not share.

Who we share your data with

If it is public here on the site, we share it with the public. Otherwise we don’t intentionally share it except as noted elsewhere on this page.

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

We don’t collect or share personal data, other than as indicated elsewhere on this page. You can choose not to supply any data to this site, and you can 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 (Akismet, Project Honey Pot).

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

The website and database are password protected. That’s it.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Passwords and selected profile information are the only confidential data collected by this site. Any data entered here is the responsibility of the person providing it. If you are concerned about data breaches, don’t store your data here. We don’t intentionally share password information. If an account is being used to post inappropriate comments, we will delete it, along with the inappropriate comments.

You are expected never to supply a password for this site that is also used elsewhere, and if you do and it leaks, that is your responsibility.

What third parties we receive data from

None, other than as noted above.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. We don’t look at user data other than to read comments or as otherwise noted above.

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