Privacy Policy

Please note that although this policy is written as if this site is run by a group of people it is currently only run by a single person who is Author and Administrator. It is not run as a business or a charity but as a hobby and as such is not currently required to be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. However every effort will be made to follow GDPR best practice commencing with the provision of this Privacy Policy.

Who we are

Our website address is:

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,
  • the visitor’s email and IP addresses which are visible to the administrators,
  • the 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.


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

Currently there are no contact forms outside of the Comments system.


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.

Further Information:

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.


Analytic processes are run on this site using tools supplied by Google Analytics and Jetpack by AUTOMATTIC.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell any data to anyone and we do not freely give it to anyone either. The only third parties who have any access to any data from this site are those who we have chosen to run analytic processes on the site as already mentioned.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We currently use the Akismet service by AUTOMATTIC.

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.

For users that register on our website (not currently possible), 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 (not currently possible), 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.

Procedures For Requesting and Erasing Comment Data

Procedures for requesting and erasing comment data can be found at:

Our contact information

The Author and Administrator of this site can be contacted by email for specific GDPR requests at:

This email address has been made intentionally difficult for machines to read.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will attempt to inform users of this sight by tweeting a message about it on Twitter and by publishing a message on the front page of this site if the site is still available.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t receive data from third Parties.

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

There is no automated decision making or profiling performed on comments except that done by Akismet which checks if comments are SPAM. Approval or rejection is then done manually by the Administrator.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This site doesn’t operate within any particular industry but operates within the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The authors do take safety very seriously and try to guide readers away from dangerous practices and towards the safety regulations published by industrial and other bodies.

Last updated on 15th August 2021.