Who we are
This site is run by Justin Warren. You can learn more about it here.
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.
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.
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.
We use Google Analytics to help us to understand who visits this website and what they like (or don’t) in general terms. We really don’t care who people are individually, and have no desire to serve you targeted ads. Feel free to block the tracker with something like Ghostery.
We use the information in Google Analytics to try to improve this site, checking things like page render speeds, if people get errors looking for pages that don’t exist, how much traffic is bots and spam and malware, how people find the site, that kind of thing.
Who we share your data with
We share the analytics data with Google.
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.
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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We send the standard Google Analytics detected data to Google for recording in our Google Analytics account.
That’s about it, really. If you notice something we missed, do let us know.
Your contact information
We use your email address to contact you if you subscribe to comment replies, but that’s about it.
How we protect your data
We keep the site modules updated so security flaws get fixed, and we have automatic patching installed, as well as various spam and malware filters that check the site for compromises.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We automatically scan the system for malware.
What third parties we receive data from
None that I can think of.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We have spam and malware filters that block the most obvious and egregious attempts to flood the site with spam in the comments. Any comments that are not really obviously spam get quarantined and checked by a human.