Privacy Policy

Your privacy is our priority. This page explains how the personal information we collect is treated.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

You directly provide us with most of the data we collect. We will never sell, rent, or lease your personal data to a third party.


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 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, if available, is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

We store user input data and meta information (e.g. time stamp, origin IP address, and user browser) sent through the contact forms on this website.

The Contact Form 7 and Flamingo plugins are employed. Information is sent as email messages and is only accessible by a select few. Messages are stored on our hosting server (service provided by TMD Hosting).

Contact form data is used for the sole purpose of corresponding with you.


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.

The website primarily uses cookies that are strictly necessary for the website to function. These cookies cannot be switched off in our systems and usually only function in response to actions that amount to a request for services. They do not store any personally identifiable information.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


When sharing buttons are used, information such as the sharing party’s IP address as well as the page URL will be available to each service. When sharing content via email, the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address, IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet so that a spam check can be performed. reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled on the site and the sharing party’s IP address will therefore be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

We use Mailchimp to manage our subscriptions and email notifications. The Mailchimp service Privacy Policy can be found here.

Contact form information is not shared with other parties, although some WordPress plugins we employ (e.g. Akismet Anti-Spam and Jetpack by may send data, including personal information, to external servers for processing.

Contact form and comments submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service for the sole purpose of spam checking.

For comments, a IFrame receives the following data: blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content.

The Akismet privacy policy can be found here. The Jetpack privacy policy can be found here.

How long we retain your data

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

No particular time limit is set for the storage of information submitted via contact forms. If you would like to remove your information from our database, please contact us. We will remove it immediately.

What rights you have over your data

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.

We have one month to respond to your request.

Changes to our privacy policy

Our privacy policy is updated where necessary and changes can be found on this page. You are encouraged to consult this page regularly.

How to contact us

If you have any further questions about our privacy policy or you would like to exercise your data protection rights, do not hesitate to contact us at: