Recent changes in EU law about how websites handle data about their visitors, whether voluntarily or not, has prompted a review and update of this blog’s privacy policy.

In an effort to be clear and transparent, we have broken the Privacy Policy and Cookie Consent down and outlined below.

What personal information does this blog collect? 

This website uses cookies but does not receive any personal information about visitors to the site. If you subscribe to any site-specific mailing list on this site, we will only ask for your name and your email address so that we may share new articles of interest with you.

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.

How and why does this blog collect this information? 

Through the use of cookies and mailing list subscriptions. The data we collect is used to analyse and optimise your content and reading experience, as well as provide site updates and newsletters about our offerings.

Are any third parties involved in the collection or sharing of visitor data? 

Yes, through analytics (Google)* and mailing list services (Mail Chimp)**, this blog relies on third parties to help with the optimisation of the site performance, as well as communicating with visitors who sign up to receive updates from the blog.

*See the Google Privacy Policy for more information

**See the Mail Chimp Privacy Policy for more information

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How can users control the use of cookies or what data is collected?

Visitors are always asked to give their consent to the use of cookies by this site when landing on the site. Cookies expire after 30 days, and visitors will need to consent to cookies again after this period. Visitors can turn off the use of cookies at any time by changing your specific browser settings.

Subscribers to the mailing list can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email. Alternatively, subscribers can have all data removed from the mailing list by contacting us directly on the information at the bottom of this page.

Other details; 

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

This privacy policy and notice was updated on 21st May 2018.


Kylie Frost

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