What personal data is collected and why.

Your comments

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.


This site like all wordpress blogs uses cookies to manage user comments. The site is exempt from the EU cookie law so no notice needs to be displayed. Google serves cookies to analyse traffic to this site. Information about your use of the site is shared with Google for that purpose.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos on YouTube). 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.

I have implemented reCaptcha3 on this site.

I was formerly an Amazon Associate. Some very old posts might still have links to Amazon however I have left that program so the links are broken now.

Related to this on the old Blogger site (which most old posts are still located on) I had Google Adsense activated for some years before turning it off once ad blockers became popular. Adsense is not active on this WordPress site so there should be no residual from that.

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 personal data.  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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Contact me via the form provided in the main menu.