Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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.

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

The information you provide when submitting contact forms is retained by us on this website. It is retained solely for the purpose of getting in touch with you. We do not  – and nor shall we ever – share this information with a third-party. We will not use it to send you unsolicited emails, letters, or messages of any kind.

If you want us to delete the information after our correspondence has ended, we will do so. But we will not necessarily delete it without your explicit request.


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.

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.


We may offer a newsletter as part of our service. When you sign up for our newsletter, we will collect your name, email address, and any other data you may wish to provide. We will then use this information to send you regular newsletters. These newsletter may contain offers or promotions of a commercial nature, but they will always come from us. We will not sell this information to a third-party.

The newsletter distribution service we use (MailChimp) will collect information for us, such as email open rates, user behavior, and some basic demographics. We recommend reading their privacy policy if you have any concerns.


Who we share your data with

We use analytics software to monitor traffic to We use the information we gather solely for the purpose of improving for our users and to increase site visibility.

The information collected includes visitor numbers, time spent on site, vague demographics, IP address, geographic location, and behavior (pages viewed, site searches, etc). Our analytics software will also tell us from which page you arrived on our site (e.g Google, another website, social media, and so on). When coming from search engines, we can see what search term you queried before arriving on our site.

We do not collect any information which might be used to personally identify you.

We do not share any of this information with third parties (except for the operators of the software – required for use).

We will never sell or exploit this information for commercial gain.

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. We might also use this information to pre-emptively block your comments (should you violate our terms of service regarding comments).

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.

This information is not shared with any third parties. It will never be sold or leveraged for commercial gain.

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 are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Visitor behavior may analyzed through third-party analytics software.

Social media engagement will be analyzed through social media analytics platforms.

Apart from that, we do not send your data anywhere.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can clarify anything in this privacy policy (and translate it into plain English instead of legalese).

Additional information

Where we store your data

All data is retained on the server. We do not keep any hard copies of your information. We do not store any on digital devices, nor do we send this data using email, dropboxes, file transfers, or anything of the kind.

How we protect your data has extensive protective measures in place to protect from unauthorized log-ins. Our Firewall is standard for a website of our size. We constantly monitor log-ins and website admin activity. If we see anything unusual, that user is immediately locked out.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.