Who we are
What personal data this website collects and why
When visitors leave comments on the site it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
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 visit our login page, it 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, the website 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.
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.
Access to data
If you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to this. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you.
The General Data Protection Regulation gives you 8 rights:
- The right to be informed: we are required to be transparent about how we are using your personal data
- The right of access: you have the right to know exactly what information we are holding about you and how it is processed.
- The right of rectification: you can change your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete
- The right to erasure or ‘the right to be forgotten’: you can have your personal data deleted or removed without needing to specify a reason
- The right to restrict processing: you have the right to suppress processing of your personal data.
- The right to data portability: you can retain and reuse their personal data for your own purpose.
- The right to object: in certain circumstances, you are entitled to object to your personal data being used
- Rights of automated decision making and profiling: you are protected by GDPR against potentially damaging decisions made without human intervention