Privacy Policy

Who we are:

Our website address is:

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

If you send us a message through a contact form on the site, messages and information you send us will be sent to us via email. Such emails may be retained by us indefinitely but will not be shared with third parties without your explicit permission. For example, we may contact you and ask if we can quote you in one of our blog posts or articles.

Spam detection on this site may be monitored by Akismet, a service of Automattic Inc. You can read their privacy policy here. Additional spam detection may be provided by reCAPTCHA, which is a Google product, and is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


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.

This site utilizes Google Analytics, which employs cookies. You can learn more about how Google Analytics uses your data here. You can opt out here.

This site utilizes a security and site-management service called Jetpack, developed by Automattic, one of the original creators of WordPress. You can read Jetpack’s cookie documentation here and Automattic’s cookie policy here.

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.


This site utilizes Google Analytics. You can learn more about how Google Analytics uses your data here. You can opt out here.

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.

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

Email and contact information submitted for our email newsletter and marketing purposes is maintained by MailChimp. You can read their data policy for Contacts here and you can read all of their comprehensive legal policies here.

Our ecommerce store payments are processed by Stripe. You can read Stripe’s privacy, cookies, data processing, and related policies here.

How to contact us about this policy

If you have questions about this policy or any of our website policies, please use this form or send an email to earl(at)