Privacy policy

I take your privacy very seriously. The privacy policy below explains what information is collected on this website and how it is used and protected. I hate spam as much as you do and will never sell, distribute or make public your personal information.


If you leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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 your comment has been approved, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on this 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 leave a comment on this 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 visit the login page, 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.

Like many websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you. GA also records your computer’s IP address, which could be used to personally identify you, but Google does not grant me access to this. I consider Google to be a third party data processor (see below).

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (eg videos, images, articles, etc). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the  same way as if you have 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.


If you subscribe to my email newsletter, the email address that you submit will be forwarded to MailChimp, which provides me with email marketing services. MailChimp is a third party data processor (see below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database.

Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as I continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that I send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please use the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive regular newsletter-style emails from me.

Who I share your data with

I use the following third parties to process personal data on my behalf. These third parties are based in the United States and say they comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and the EU-U.S Privacy Shield.

Accuracy and retention of data

I do my best to keep your data accurate and up to date, assuming you provide me with the information I need to do so. If your data change (for example, if you have a new email address), you are responsible for notifying me of those changes.

If you register on the website (for example, when making a comment), the personal information you provide will be stored in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

On request, I will provide you with any of the personal information I hold about you. I will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as long as needed to provide you with my services. Unless it is prohibited by law, I will remove any personal information about you from my records at your request.

Data breaches

I will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third-party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation or industry developments. I will not explicitly inform you of these changes. Instead, I recommend that you check this page occasionally for any changes.