What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
When visitors use the contact form that is available from the main menu, the email address and message content is kept for 6 months before deletion.
When you leave a comment on a blog post
If you leave a comment on our 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.
To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’.
Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them.
A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service that transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
You can opt out of google analytics cookies by going to this webpage.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will store the email address that you entered until you click the unsubscribe link in a newsletter.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments for any of the blog posts on this website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.