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What personal data is collected and why.

I’m not at all interested in your personal data and I am not selling anything on this blog but anytime you are connected to the web these days be it via phone app or web browser then some sharing of information occurs.

When visitors leave comments on the site it collects the data shown in the comments form ie your name and comment, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you use the WordPress Gravatar service then your avatar will be collected and displayed.


The site is not commercial thus is exempt from the EU cookie law so no notice shall be displayed however Google serves cookies to analyze traffic to this site so information about your visit is shared with Google for that purpose.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. 360 photos or Google maps). 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.

How long data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. It forms part of the blog.

What rights do you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request that I erase.  Any request for moderation or removal of content shall be dealt with promptly but no responsibility is accepted for delays.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service. This is necessary as in two years, despite best deterrents, the site has received over 10,000 spam comments.

Your contact information

Contact me via the form provided in the main menu.