This page has been developed to help you understand what information is collected during your visit to this website, why this information is collected and how your information is used and protected. Any information you provide is treated with respect, your details will never be sold to a third party and is only used for the specific purpose of improving the quality of your visit to this website.
This information on this page is subject to change and was last modified on October 1, 2018.
Personal Data Collection
The collection of your personal data is kept to a minimum and is only used to improve the quality of your experience at this website. This information includes details of your browser, IP address, date and time and your location.
When you leave comments on this website, data shown in the comments form is collected, including your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to this website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to this website can download and extract any location data from images on this website.
Information about your browser, IP address and location will be captured in the contact form once the form is submitted. This is used for spam detection, as the information is run through a verification process to ensure you are a human being and not a robot or machine. The information you provide via the contact form is sent to the website owner via an email. Whilst this website uses a secure server, the message will be sent via standard email, which is not encrypted, so the contents of the message could be viewed by others during transfer across the network.
When you subscribe to the mailing list, your email address is used to send you a message each time a new update has been published. Your email address is kept private and is only used for the specific purpose of sending you updates via email. You can choose to unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time and instructions about how you can update your mailing list preferences or unsubscribe are included in every message.
If you leave a comment on this website, 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 website, 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 one day.
If you click on any links to websites, a cookie may be set in your browser that is used to identify a referral to the website, which may result in an affiliate commission payment to the owner of this website. The information on this cookie identifies the referral and transaction, but your personal details are never made available to the owner of this website.
Most of the content featured at this website is retrieved from the server of this domain, but videos are hosted using a third-party provider (Amazon AWS), so the video player will embed the video file on the main page you are viewing. Gravatar images are also embedded from a third-party provider and any images or files that users include in comments may also be embedded from third-party providers.
As the information that is embedded content is sourced from other websites, but displayed on this page originating from this website, it is important for you to understand that any content retrieved from other websites will behave in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for this website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving this website. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form so that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access this website. When you visit this website, the server automatically records certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on this website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Information may be collected by Google Analytics or Jetpack for the purposes of understanding traffic sources, details about your visit including your location, the length of time you spent browsing this website and keywords that helped you arrive at this website. Any information collected by these third-parties is only made available to the owner of this website and any authorized personnel of the respected companies referred to here.
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 this website, 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). The website administrator can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this website, 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.
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