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What personal data is collected and why.

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 uses cookies to manage user comments. The site is not commercial and exempt from the EU cookie law so no notice will be displayed however 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. the 360 photos). 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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Contact me via the form provided in the main menu.