Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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: 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 and Mailing Lists

We may offer the ability to sign up for a mailing list, or provide the ability to contact the site owners through the use of a form. In this process your email address and whatever name you provide will be recorded so that we can reply to you and provide requested services.


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


This site uses Google Analytics and WordPress Jetpack to track use statistics. We comply with Google’s Terms of Service and rely on their privacy policy for ensuring the proper management of your data in Google Analytics and the corresponding privacy policy in Jetpack.


Who we share your data with

Your data and privacy will be safeguarded, but we will also comply with all applicable laws and subpoenas.

Some data, such as comments and posts which are intended for public display, will be shared with all visitors to the site. We will make every attempt to keep your email address and metadata private.

Personal data shared for the purposes of contacting us or joining a mailing list will not be shared directly with anyone outside the ownership of this website unless explicitly requested or acknowledged. Data on mailing list performance will only be shared in aggregate, and access to mailing lists will not be provided to anyone not employed by this site.

This site uses Jetpack Ads and Google AdSense as our advertising providers.

We collect and provide the following information (made available from the visitor’s browser) to our advertising providers: IP address, geographical data (derived from the IP address), user agent, operating system, device type, unique user ID (randomly generated identifier), current URL, and IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) interest category. The advertising partners may use that information to display personalized ads to those visitors. The sharing of this information with our advertising partners may be considered a “sale” of information under the CCPA.

Additional details about the Jetpack ad service can be found 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.

Data provided for the purposes of contacting us or joining a mailing list will be retained indefinitely as a record of activity, but you may opt out or unsubscribe from receiving any additional emails at any time. We will respect all requests to unsubscribe from the lists.

With regards to data collected for the purposes of serving ads, log data (IP address, geographical data, user agent, operating system, device type) is stored for 30 days. The unique user ID is stored in cookies and is retained for 1 year.

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.

CCPA Targeted Ads Opt-Out

Please click the following link if you do not want us to use your data to provide you with personalized advertisements on our site.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Data about your visit may also be sent to Google and Jetpack for analytics and tracking purposes.

Email addresses may be sent to a mailing list service for organization and management.

Data collected for the purposes of serving ads is shared with Jetpack and Google.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy, or to make any requests about your personal data, please email us at