Who we are
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.
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.
Our contact forms are not saved on our servers. Once the data has been sent to the intended receiving party the form is erased.
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, 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.
We do not collect any analytics data and do not provide any data to third party analytics organisations (e.g. Goole Analytics).
Who we share your data with
We do not share your profile data or any other personal data with any third parties.
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
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Your name and email address are stored on our encrypted servers. This information is not passed to any third parties.
How we protect your data
Your profile data is protected on our encrypted servers. Any profile data exchanged between our servers and your PC is sent by an encrypted transport layer security protocol.
What data breach procedures do we have in place
If we discover a data breach we immediately investigate the cause and inform the affected party of the type of breach and the information that may have been lost due to that breach.
What third parties we receive data from
We received non-personal transaction data from payment gateways Stripe and Paypal as part of any membership transaction.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations, on request we will provide all information that we hold about you. This will consist of your name, email address and any posts you have made on our site.