This Policy comes into effect on 1 May 2018.

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, 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.


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.


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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 (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.

More information

This Privacy Policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online on this site.

PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website.

As our website is hosted via it is essential that you read and understand their privacy policy alongside this Policy. The 34sp policy has details of what personal information is collected, stored and used by 34sp when you access our website and can be accessed here.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use:

  • This website
  • Any other app or means you might use to access our site

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit the blog and website?

When subscribing to, contacting us through the site or commenting on our blogs, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. If you write a comment on a blog and that includes biographic information about you, we will have that information; as will anyone with access to the Internet. If you add biographic information when contacting us via the site, we will have this information. You acknowledge that any personal or biographical data that you submit through our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others. Please do not submit personal data of any third party.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to the site or particular blog(s), fill out a form, comment or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you subscribe, comment or respond to comments, surf the website, or use certain other site features (such as the Contact Me) in the following ways:

  • To follow up with you after email correspondence
  • To follow up conversations in the Comment section (s)

How do we protect your information?

  • HTTPS is used for protecting page authenticity and protecting user communications
  • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to Payment Card Industry standards as we only provide articles and information and never ask for credit card numbers.

Does the website use ‘cookies’?

Yes, the site uses cookies from selected partners.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity and provide you with improved services. Cookies also help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction.

Cookies are used to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Please see here for the 34sp policy.

You can choose to turn off all cookies through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

How do we share your information

  • We do not sell or trade your Personally Identifiable Information
  • 34sp can share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out in their policy and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy.
  • We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property or safety.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children Online Privacy Protection

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Information about you on my blogs

We may occasionally share information about you while writing our blogs. This information will be information we have gathered from publicly available sources such as your own blogs, your Twitter account/tweets, published elsewhere etc. We will make every effort to link to the original articles or credit you. If you believe that we have not credited you, please contact us and we will make every effort to do so.  Our own Twitter feed is displayed on the blog. Your tweets may be read on our feed too (for example if we retweet your tweet). Twitter’s Privacy Policy can be accessed here. Your tweets may be collated (either as part of a collection of tweets from you and other people or by themselves) using Storify, Wakelet or similar platforms and published on this blog. We may also publish videos recorded during public events, such as, but not limited to, conferences on our blogs.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may revise or change this Privacy Policy from time to time, at our sole discretion. Although most changes are likely to be minor you are requested to check this page frequently for any changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the Contact form. Use of the Contact Form expressly demonstrates your consent to share your data with us for the means of communication.

Creative Commons ShareAlike License

This privacy policy is made available under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license. You are free to share (copy and redistribute) and adapt this policy under the terms of the licence (you must give appropriate credit and ShareAlike).

Changes to the Policy:

  • Nothing as yet.