Legal & Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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.

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

Data and comments that you share through the contact forms are not shared with third parties and are solely used for our own standard business and marketing communications purposes. Should we need to shae your data with any third parties, we will flag this and only do so upon your written approval.


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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we 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, we 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google’s standard analytics to gauge our website’s traffic and readers behaviour with the aim of improving the overall experience. We do not collect individual’s personal data in this analytics.

Who we share your data with and how long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we 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), we 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.

Your contact information

We use your contact information solely for standard business communication – directly with yourself. Should we need to share your information with third parties – we will only do so after having raised this with you and received your confirmation to do so.

Additional information

No additional information is stored on our servers.

How we protect your data

Our servers are all equipped with the industry standard firewalls and encryption.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event that we should experience any data breach the following procedures will be initiated:

  1. Instantly remove the site from being live;
  2. Implement a full analysis of the site, its structure, firewalls and encryption to establish and remedy any flaws to the system;
  3. Implement a full investigation as to what the breach consisted of and what data, if any was captured;
  4. Reach out to each and every individual directly, explaining the breach and explaining the extent of the breach;
  5. Request individual confirmation for the retention of the individual’s data;
  6. Edit the personal data files – eliminating those that have requested to have their data deleted;
  7. Run a 360 Q&A; and
  8. Go live.

What third parties we receive data from

We use Google Analytics to collect user experience information but not personal data.

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

We do not have such systems in place.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements