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.

Comments are collected via Disqus third party – please see ‘Third parties’ for more information


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.


You can control your cookie settings in most web browsers. For more information please see here.

This site may use cookies, including through third parties. Please see ‘Third parties’ for more information’

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This site uses Google analytics – please see ‘Analytics’ for more 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.


This site uses Google Analytics, to collect standard information including the pages you have visited, and links you have clicked. This is done so we can find out things like the number of visitors to the site, and what content you are enjoying the most. We use Google Analytic’s option to anonymise all IP addresses and therefore this information cannot be used to identify visitors. We use a third party plug in to view these analytics within the dashboard of the site. For more information about Google Analytics and personal data please see here.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics on all sites here.

Third parties

This site is built in wordpress. To ensure your security and privacy this is kept up to date with the latest version.

This blog uses third party plug-ins to function – these are also kept up to date to ensure the most up to date security.

This blog uses the Disqus comment system – please see here for information about Disqus and your privacy –

This blog is build using a PipDig theme, which is fully GDPR compliant  – more details here.

This blog uses embedded widgets and affiliate links as part of the Reward Style network – these links track you from this site to shopping sites, so that they know you are there on my recommendation, and I receive a small commission from any purchases made. More information here.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data, unless you have specifically opted in for us to do so – for example if as a competition winner we need to share your name and address with a brand in order for them to send you a prize. We will never do this without your explicit consent.

This site does use third party plug ins including Reward style and Disqus, please see ‘third parties’ for more information

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.

If you have questions about your data please contact

Where we send your data

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