Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We currently as a site, only collect email addresses for the purpose of account administration and management. We will test the email address for its validity only to determine if the email used is spam related or clean. If found to be spam related or on any of the black lists, we will delete the account without warning. We will not share this email further then the purposes of testing.


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.


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.

Contact forms

Our contact forms require an email address to submit and in no way do we share this information with any company, individual or firm.


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.

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.


Currently, we only analyse the email address used for subscriptions as to it’s validity and integrity.

Who we share your data with

We currently do not intend to share any data with any third parties.

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.

Your contact information

Any questions about privacy or any of our policies, please contact the Administrator and be descriptive of your concern.

Additional information

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Software, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Information Collection And Use While using our Software, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”). Log Data Like many software developers, we collect information that you may provide when downloading/use of our software.

How we protect your data

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We ensure your data is not shared with anyone and use all the recommended security features to protect this site from internal/external hacks, breaches, or any unauthorized use or distribution of any data collected by this site. This site has a zero tolerance to spamming, breaches and/or hacks and will summarily dispose of any account that uses spam related emails with out warning or hesitation. More information on our policies can be found here.

What third parties we receive data from

We currently do not invite to share any data with any third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We currently use the email address and will manually check it’s integrity whether it is a clean or spam related email address. If found on any spam lists, we will delete the account without warning. We do not however report the infraction and do not share the email or blacklist the email address further.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 20/01/2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.