Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: And our email address is


We are committed to protecting the privacy of personal data and take our responsibility regarding the security of personal information very seriously. We will be clear and transparent about the information we are collecting and what we will do with that information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018.

We retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. The retention period for comments is indefinite to ensure the seamless management of follow-up comments. For other personal information collected, we will provide specific retention periods or criteria in accordance with applicable laws and regulations

Information that we collect from you
  • your name
  • your email address
  • your website (if submitted)

Contact details for the Data Protection Officer:


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 is visible to the public in the context of your comment. When you leave a comment/s, you agree to your data being stored in this way.


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.


Like many other websites, our website uses cookies and other similar devices to collect data.  A cookie is a small amount of data placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Unlike many other organisations, we are not currently using Google Analytics to collect information on how people use our site including the number of visitors to our site and which parts of the site they visit. We prefer Visitors to leave information voluntarily in the blog comment sections to helps us to make improvements to our site and make sure it is meeting your needs.

We also use cookies so you can leave comments and return to it at a later date.

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.

Cookies may include session cookies (which are temporary and expire when you close your browser) as well as persistent cookies (which remain on your device for a specified period). We use these cookies to remember your preferences and provide personalised content. You have the option to manage or opt-out of cookie usage through your browser settings. Please refer to the help section of your browser or learn more about cookies here –

Embedded content from other websites

Our website may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles) from third-party websites.

These third-party websites may collect data about you, use cookies, employ additional tracking mechanisms, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We strive to include embedded content only from reputable sources; however, we do not have direct control over their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites for more information on how they handle your data.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information and will not share it with other organisations for marketing, market research, or commercial purposes. However, there may be circumstances where we need to share your data with trusted third parties to fulfill the purposes stated in this privacy policy, such as service providers who assist us in website maintenance or technical support.

We ensure that such third parties adhere to strict data protection standards and use your information only as necessary to provide the requested services. We do not sell, rent, or trade your personal information to third parties. If we are compelled to disclose your information by law or in response to a legal request, we will take appropriate measures to protect your privacy rights.

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.

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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.