Privacy Policy

What personal data my website ( collects and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment if you use Gravatar. That service privacy policy is available here:

Contact forms

I store contact form entries for marketing purposes, such as sending you an occasional newsletter if you have signed up on my Subscribe page.


If you leave a comment on my 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.

Ads – Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. For example, any advertisements that you see displayed from other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.

Analytics – Who I share your data with and why

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

I use Google Analytics to track my website stats. This enables me to review information such as my best performing posts based off of activity and interests. It is possible that my site is collecting or tracking some personal data like IP addresses, cookies or similar information for behavior profiling in my target audience.

I am an Amazon affiliate. Your data is shared on any click-through of an ad sponsored by Amazon on my site and it is possible that certain ads will be shown based off of your data.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely once I approve your comment to be displayed on the post. If you enter your contact information on my generic contact form I receive that to reply to you. If you enter your contact information on my subscribe form I retain that information via email marketing purposes until you unsubscribe, which you can do at any time if you no longer find the content you receive valuable.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments you can request information on what data is kept or that any personal data being held is erased. You have the option initially to select for personal information not to be stored when leaving a comment.