Version 1, Sunday 20 May 2018
This site runs on a self-hosted version of WordPress, from Automattic. By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. User registrations are closed.
The only plugins and services that may additionally collect data are Akismet, Gravatar and Jetpack, all from Automattic. What data they collect is shown the following sections.
If you wish to make a personal data request, the form is at the end of this page.
This section explains how this website works, and what happens when you view or comment on articles.
When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
No user-generated content is permissible on this site. No-one can upload images to the site except the site owner.
When you fill in the site contact form you are asked to supply an email address. This is not a mandatory requirement; however, if you don’t supply an email address I can’t respond. Data is kept for two calendar years and remains in the site at all times until then – it is never downloaded by me for sales or marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment on this 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. It is not mandatory, and not accepting cookies will not affect your use of this site. These cookies will last (‘persist’) for one year.
Payments, registrations, subscriptions and e-commerce
This website does not require registration to view. It does not directly make any sales; any sales would be done through a third party platform. Should any such product, ticket or event sales take place, this policy will be updated with the details of the third-party platform used.
There is no option to subscribe to posts or comments. Should this change, this policy will be updated to show how such data is stored and used.
Connections with other sites and services
This section explains how this website interacts with other sites and services, and what data may be passed on.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (including, but not limited to, videos, images and tweets). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How is your data handled?
This section explains what happens to your data once it is collected.
Sharing your data
I do not share your data with anyone. By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
Retaining your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can allow the WordPress software to recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights do you have over your data?
If you have left comments on this site you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data held about you.
Where your data is sent
Make a personal data request
If you’ve ever left a comment on this site or used the contact form, you have the right to view and, if necessary, erase any data I hold. Complete the form below, and you will be sent an email asking you to confirm that it really is you. You’ll then be sent a second email with a link to a .zip file with any data.