Privacy Policy

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General: We may collect data relevant to any comments or content posted to this site, which typically includes an IP address and/or browser user-agent information to help prevent and monitor spam and other traffic abuses.

Gravatar: Where utilised, 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.


General: where available, content uploaded to this site should exclude embedded location (EXIF GPS) or other potentially identifying data as visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


General: when submitting comments to this site Users may opt in to saving name, email address and website information in cookies, a feature provided for convenience so that the User does not have to repeatedly submit the same details to post other comments. These cookies will last for one year.

When visiting the login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if they are accepted by the browser used. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded at close of session.

When logged in several cookies are set up locally that save login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days (unless otherwise defined at login), and screen options cookies last for a year. If “Remember Me” is set at login, data will remain for two weeks (unless otherwise defined at login). Upon logging out, login cookies will be removed.

If an article is published or edited, an additional cookie will be saved locally (browser). This cookie excludes personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article posted or edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

General: 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.

Who we share your data with

General: Unless requested by Court Order, User data is not shared, sold or otherwise provided to third-parties.

How long we retain your data

General: comments and user submitted content and relevant metadata is retained indefinitely or so long as service is provided. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users registering on our website (if any), any account information provide will be maintained similarly. All users can see, edit, or delete their account 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

General: 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

General: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.