I urge anyone reading this to learn more about online security and to reduce how much personal data they are sharing, especially on social media and take steps to protect your personal data.

What personal data is collected here and why.

I’m not at all interested in your personal data but anytime you are connected to the web these days be it via phone app or web browser then some sharing of information occurs. Here the following info is retained:

When visitors leave comments or guestbook entry on the site it collects the data shown in the comments form or guestbook form i.e. your name, blog address if shared, your 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.


I’ve removed the cookie acceptance widget and cookie policy page since the blog is completely non commercial this is not needed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content, i.e. maps, Google street view or 360 degree images. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Those 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 despite best deterrents, the site receives 8000 spam comments a year.

How do I keep your personal data secure


Your connection to this site is secured by PositiveSSL.

The site is constantly scanned for malicious software, protected by firewall from hackers and uses highly complex passwords as well as two factor authorization (2FA). The security of the blog (and thus also of your data) is always my highest priority.

Your contact information

Contact me via the form provided in the contact tab.