Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: This is a personal, non-commercial, informational enterprise.

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.

Your comments are checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service. Akismet typically collects  commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). The purpose is solely to detect if the message is spam, in order to prevent it from appearing on the site and improve the experience for real users.

You can learn more about Akismet’s privacy policy at:


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

If you use the contact form to send a message, the message will be re-routed as if it were an email and be considered to all effects a private communication. No other data is collected besides the message and the details that you provide, and these are not used for anything other than having an email conversation, specifically they will never be used for any commercial purposes or marketing. Your privacy expectation should be the same as in any other email conversation had with a colleague or friend, so messages may be retained indefinitely.


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 use analytics to understand how visitors engage with the site, understand where our audience is from, and what browser or device they use in order to maintain the site usable and accessible. For this purpose we may track and record referrers, user agents, IP addresses, search queries… This is done on our own server and no third parties access the data. We may retain this data indefinitely. No further treatment, sharing, or use of that information is done in any way.

Who we share your data with

Besides the service mentioned above (Akismet) your data is not shared in any way.

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

Besides the service mentioned above (Akismet), your data is not sent anywhere.

Contact information

To get in touch or to exercise your right to obtain or have your information deleted, please use the contact form.