Privacy Policy

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This blog uses Google Analytics to monitor visits to the blog. The sort of data it collects includes (but is not limited to) the operating system you use, your city/country based location, the length of time you spend on the blog and number of visits to the blog. You can opt-out by installing this browser add-on from Google Analytics or alternatively you can click this link to opt-out of Google Analytics. You can find the Google Privacy policy here:

When visitors leave comments on the site data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s 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 approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so follow-up comments can be recognised and approved automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data that is needed to be kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

This blog also uses a plugin called Jetpack (same privacy policy as Gravatar above) for various blog features including the WordPress follow button, social share buttons and blog stats.

When commenting you have the option to get notified by email about follow-up blog comments or future posts, if you change your mind you can unsubscribe using the link in the email. You can also like comments and posts where some data is saved such as your user ID and IP address.

Another plugin this blog uses is an anti-spam plugin called Antispam Bee, when a visitor leaves a comment it will check that the IP address is valid. No private user data is saved by this plugin.

Third party privacy policies can be found on their websites.