Privacy Policy

Personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect:

  1. the data shown in the comments form
  2. the visitor’s IP address
  3. the visitor’s browser user agent string to aid in 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 leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in your browser’s cookies. These exist for your convenience, so that you don’t have to fill your details in again when you leave another comment. These cookies will expire in one year.

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 one day.


We are currently not running any tracking scripts on the website.

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.