Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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. However some of the plugins associated with this website may collect personal data. It is not collected or used by the host of the website itself.

Here are the Privacy Policies for some of the plug-ins associated with this website:


When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

This website uses the Contact Form 7 from Takayuki Miyoshi. With the default configuration, this plugin, in itself, does not:

  • track users by stealth;
  • write any user personal data to the database;
  • send any data to external servers;
  • use cookies.

In conjunction with the Askimet Anti-Spam feature from Automattic, some data may be collected by them. Please see their Privacy Policy here.


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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, WordPress will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, the site will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Please refer to their Privacy Policies.


By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data. This site uses Google Analytics hosted by ShareThis. See: Privacy Policy

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. This site is not presently partnered with any third party sites or organizations and does not share data, with the exception of any plug-ins previously mentioned.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), the site will also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This site uses the Askimet Anti-Spam feature from Automattic. Some data may be collected by them. Please see their Privacy Policy here.

Your contact information

Site owner can be contacted at

Additional information

How we protect your data

Please see WordPress Privacy Policy for details. Any user who believes their personal data has been stored on this site may request to have that data erased from the site at any time. At present, this site itself does not collect personal data. If any personal data exists, the user will receive an email confirming deletion.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Please see WordPress Privacy Policy for details.

What third parties we receive data from

This site does not presently engage with third parties or host advertisements.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data