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.

Contact forms

When you use our contact forms to reach us, we receive the information requested on the form, which is used to respond to you, and we may archive the email for our records. We do not share the personal information you provide. If you are writing to give us a lead to a resource or information for our site, we will review it and may choose to add it. If you are using the form to send us a submission, and if we would like to include it, we will verify permission with you to use your name and the submitted material on the site before publishing.


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 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

If you sign up for our weekly updates, you’ll be put on a list managed through MailChimp.

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.

If you use a contact form or email to write to us, we retain your email address contents of your message indefinitely in our archives, unless you request their removal. You may include this request in your initial message if you wish. Please note that we cannot accept your submission, such as poetry, artwork, a review, or an article, for the site without permanently storing written permission from you that we may do so.

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 are checked through Askimet, an automated spam detection service. Signups for our weekly website updates are handled through Mailchimp, an online mailing list service.

How we protect your data

We protect your data by collecting and sharing as little as possible in order to function. If you have written to us with sensitive material over a contact form or email, you may request that we delete it from our archives at any time. We keep our archives on a single, password protected device which uses an encrypted backup service.

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