I love privacy and do everything I can to keep the personal data collected on to a minimum. To the best of my knowledge your data’s only collected in three ways:


If you leave comments on the data in the comments form is collected alongside your 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: If I approve your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Please note I welcome all civil comments intended, as far as I can tell, to bring benefit to readers, but my approval of a comment is not an indication of agreement with regards to its content. Please remember that what you share becomes public information and be mindful of what you post especially with follow-up comments – these are approved automatically. I maintain the right to delete comments at any time.

2. CONTACT FORM uses a contact form to make it quick and easy for you to contact me. The form uses the WPForms Lite plugin. This does not use user cookies and your data is sent straight to my email address.


If you leave a comment on you can opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience – it means you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.


I don’t pass on personal data to third parties. Nor do I receive any from them. However contains embedded videos and links to third party websites with different practices and I recommend reading their privacy policies before deciding to engage with them. Please note videos are embedded using the privacy-enhanced mode which means YouTube promises not to store information about you unless you play them. 


As far as I’m aware doesn’t use analytics – I’m not even sure what they are! If you know differently, please let me know!


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.

Data you submit in the contact form is sent to my email address: I delete it immediately after replying to you. Where a response is unnecessary or inappropriate your data will be deleted after I’ve received it. If you choose to continue correspondence via email, please note I store direct messages for longer – please contact me if you would like any of your emails erased.


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

The contact form uses the WPForms Lite plugin and your data is sent straight to my email account. WPForms neither collects or tracks your form entries.


I don’t share your data with anybody else.


I do all I can to protect your personal data from loss, misuse and/or unauthorised access, but please note that it is impossible to offer a 100% guarantee against such unlikely events. If this concerns you, I recommend contacting me directly rather than using the contact form and/or comments.


If you have left comments on you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase personal data held about you at any time.This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data submitted through the contact form is sent to my email address and deleted immediately after my response (or where a response is unnecessary and/or inappropriate after its receipt). If you want to withdraw your message before I have replied to it, you can request that I erase your data at any time.


If you have questions about this privacy policy or the data I hold about you, please contact me at


Whilst I don’t expect it to happen very often, I reserve the right to update this privacy policy without notifying you – I recommend coming back here every so often and making sure you’re still happy with the terms 🙂