Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Primary email contact is and we have a contact form here.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


As this site is intended primarily as a ‘broadcast’ site we have disabled user comments, so this section is presented solely for reference.

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 anonymized 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 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.

Contact forms

Our sole contact form can be found here. We ask for name and email address and require that a checkbox accepting this privacy policy is checked before a form submission can be made.

We do not store IP addresses along with submissions. As with all pages on the site, traffic is encrypted over https.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

  • Vimeo
    We use a WordPress plugin to embed videos from Vimeo. If a user has clicked the additional ‘Accept’ button in the video player then Vimeo will set (accurate at time of writing, July 2022) two cookies – vuid with an expiry date of 2 years, used to monitor the player performance, and player with an expiry date of 1 year – neither of these cookies are used to track individuals.
    Link: Vimeo cookie notice.

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.

Who we share your data with

We shall never pass on any personal data to third parties. The only reason we ask for names and email addresses is for our double opt-in mailing list, referenced above, and it is implied that in registering for same you are willing for us to communicate with you via email.

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.

With mailing list subscriptions, we will keep data indefinitely, unless requested to do otherwise by the subscriber.

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.

How we protect your data

All site traffic is encrypted over https.

Our hosting is in a firewalled and isolated account – details may be seen here.

All logins to the WordPress admin area require Two Factor Authentication, and the entire site is protected by security and login-control plugins, regularly scanned for malware.