Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is run by Tim Gray. The website address is: You can contact me at

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 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Cookies are little data files placed on your computer to help your web browser remember things, eg user preferences. If you wish to disable cookies, please use the settings in your browser software.

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.

Cookies are also used for analytics – see below.

Mailing list

If you opt in to my mailing list, you’ll interact with my list service provider, Mailchimp, and give permission to contact you occasionally with information and updates you may find useful. Mailing list data will not be passed to other parties. You’ll be able to unsubscribe at any time using the link in the footer of each mail.

Mailchimp is based in the USA but has agreements with the EU regarding privacy of data – its own privacy policy is 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.


Google Analytics is used on this site. It complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Further info about privacy and Analytics.

I also use a lightweight plugin called WP Statistics to provide a simple aggregate view of user activity.

Who we share your data with

Data arising from routine use of the site is not shared with third parties.

If you purchase a product from the web store, payment processing is provided by Gumroad (privacy policy 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 recognise 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 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

This site is hosted by Krystal, based in the UK. You can find their privacy policy here.

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

Your contact information

If you want to contact me about privacy issues, please mail


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