Privacy Policy

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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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. Should you like any posts, your profile picture will also be visible to the public in the context of your like.

If you subscribe to this blog via email, you are giving your consent for email updates to be sent, and for your email address to be stored.

We are not responsible for the republishing of content on this site elsewhere on the Internet without prior permission.


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.


For more information on Cookies used on sites, please visit Automattic’s Cookie Policy page.

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.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are required for the website to function and cannot be turned off. They are set in response to actions made by you, which may include, but are not limited to, logging in and filling out forms.

Functionality and Performance Cookies

These cookies count visits and traffic sources to measure the site’s performance and allow us to improve it. They allow us to see which pages are the most popular, and track how users move around the site.

All information collected by these cookies is aggregated, and anonymous.

Advertising/Tracking Cookies

These cookies display advertising to visitors, and track the volume of visitors. They track details such as unique views, number of times ads have been displayed, number of clicks ads receive and measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns by building up user profiles. These are set by trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent.

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 for

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.

Why we collect it

We use your information to deliver our services, like notifying you of new posts. We use contact information provided to interact with you directly.


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.

You may make this request by commenting on this blog, or using the contact information found Contact page.

Where we send your data

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

Data we share

We do not share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Keeping your information safe

All your data is stored by You may view the Automattic Privacy Policy for more information about and Automattic.


Users under 13 years of age

This website is not aimed towards children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 years of age. If we are made aware that a child under 13 years of age has provided us with such data, we will take steps to remove it. If your child has provided us with personal information without consent, you may use the information found on the Contact page to make us aware. By using this website, you are representing to us that you are over the age of 13.

Changes to this policy

This policy may change at any time, without notice. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please check this policy frequently to ensure you are aware of changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your consent to provide your data as outlined in this policy.

This page was last updated May 26th, 2020.