privacy

What personal data is collected and why

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, the data submitted in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string (to help spam detection).

An anonymised 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.

This website uses Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 service to reduce spam. Spambots try to send email via the comment form constantly, so while I don’t like using Google products on the site, please forgive me in this case.

Contact forms

If you use the contact form and provide a name and email address, that information is sent via email to me. I may keep the email for an indefinite amount of time, print it out, get it tattooed on my back, etc. It’s my email, OK?

This website uses Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 service to reduce spam. Spambots try to send email via the contact form constantly, so while I don’t like using Google products on the site, please forgive me in this case. I recommend you do what I do, and block Google cookies.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on the 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 if you leave another comment. These cookies are apparently set to last for one year. Feel free to delete or block them.

This website uses Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 service to reduce spam. This service does put Google cookies on your machine if you haven’t blocked them somehow (I recommend you do).

Embedded content from other websites

Pages 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. I recommend you block third party cookies in your browser to minimise tracking.

Analytics

I have not installed any web analytics or tracking on this website. However, this website uses Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 service to reduce spam. This service does put Google cookies on your machine if you haven’t blocked them somehow (I recommend you do).

Who we share your data with

Nobody

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.

What rights 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 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. As mentioned, Google may set cookies via this site for the reCAPTCHA service that helps minimise comment/contact form spam.