Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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

To assist with sending you requested information, we use Contact Form 7 and Flamingo to pricollect and store your email address. Flamingo outlines their use of your personal data and anonymized data here. You may opt out of the collection of your data by unsubscribing (we will remove your data) and contacting them using the instructions on their privacy page (found here).


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.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookies necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our system. They are only set in response to actions taken by users of our site. Users can set their browser to block or alert about these cookies, but some parts of our site may not work. These cookies do not store any Personal Data.

Functionality/Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to keep visitor counts and sources of traffic so that we can measure and improve site performance. They help us to learn the popularity of our pages so that we can increase that content for our users.

This information is aggregated and anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, then we will not know when you have visited our site, and will be unable to monitor performance. Without access to this information, certain functionality may be unavailable.

Advertising & Tracking Cookies

Cookes of this nature are used to display relevant advertising to our visitors, as well as track visitor volume. It tracks details about visitors such as number of unique visitors, number of times a certain ad has been displayed, number of clicks said ad has received, and also used to measure the effectiveness of our ad campaigns by building user profiles. Set by trusted third part networks and are generally constant in nature.

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.


We use Google analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example the URL of the page, the time of day, device(s) used, etc. The information that we collected anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis. Google Analytics may use first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete and invdividual cookie.

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional broswer add-on that–once installed and enabled–disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the secutiry of the service, to give website owners a sens of geographical location of their users.

For more information, see this page of Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

Service Providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services including, but not limited to: site hosting, maintenance, data analysis, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, payment processing, marketing, analytics, and enforcement of our Terms of Service agreement and other agreements;

Other users of the site to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the Services; Persons or entities with whom you consent to have your Personal Data shared;

Third parties in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons, or to collect amounts owed to us; Merchants and payment processors; and

Third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence to: comply with legal process; respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; enforce our Terms of Service agreement and other agreements; protect our operations; protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.   

We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party.

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 collected via Google Analytics is retained for 38 months. Contact forms and comments cookies are held for a minimum of one year. We will retain your Personal Data required to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required and/or allowed by law.

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.

Third parties may have access to your data as noted previously within this agreement.

Additional information

Our blog and services connected with it are not directed to, nor do we knowingly collected Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided us with Personal data, we will do our best to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with such information without your consent, please contact us. By using our services, you are assumed to be of age.

How we protect your data

We use all measures possible to protect users personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and/or destruction, taking into account the nature of Personal Data and risks involved with processing information of that nature.

Owners may change this privacy policy at anytime, without notice. Please review this policy frequently to stay updated on any changes that may affect you. Your use of this website signifies your consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.