Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who I am

This website address is:

Who do I share your data with?

For my newsletters, I use Flodesk, and this is a WordPress site.

Please be assured that I won’t ever share your info with other parties, but these three sites are where data is held.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you register on this website, WordPress will store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete this information at any time (but cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

What personal data I collect and why


When you leave comments on this site, your IP address and browser user agent string are also collected, 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 leave a comment, 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, a temporary cookie will determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in,  several cookies 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.

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.


Google analytics anonymously tracks traffic to this site.

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 that personal data. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold on you (excluding any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes).

Where I send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any concerns or questions please email with the title Privacy and I’ll answer as quickly as I can.

Additional information

Please be assured that I do not sell your data or any information you put on this site – it remains here. I don’t copy or transfer it anywhere else, and you can request any of your data by contacting me above.

In the case of my newsletter, I use Mailchimp and SendinBlue to send those out; your information is held there.

If you wish to unsubscribe from any communication you receive from me, you’ll find an ‘unsubscribe’ button at the foot of each email.

Alternatively, email me at, with the title Unsubscribe, and I’ll take you off the list (let me know whether you’re unsubscribing from my newsletter or this blog feed – or both).

Sometimes, I run competitions, for which I need a winner’s email or address to send out prizes. This information is not stored in any database or used for any other purpose, and I endeavour to delete email correspondence associated.

How I protect your data

I promise to never share any of your information with third parties.