Privacy Policy

Who we are

I am a blogger and the website address is: The blog is hosted by WordPress

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we will usually reply to that comment, and may also visit your website. We may also visit your website if you follow.

If you take part in Squares – the challenge on my other blog – by leaving a pingback we will record the name of your website in a secure off line spreadsheet to facilitate the production of the Square Galleries.

Whilst we don’t record your url, your name, email or any other information off line, the website does need to capture some of this information to function. See below for more information. 



What personal data does the website collect and why

When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress records those comments 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 by WordPress 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 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.

When you log in to WordPress to leave comments, they 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.


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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who WordPress share your data with and How long they retain your data

 If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely by WordPress. This is so WordPress can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on WordPress, they also store the personal information the users 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 with WordPress, or have left comments on a WordPress site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we and they hold about you, including any data you have provided via this website or directly to them. You can also request that they erase any personal data they hold about you. This does not include any data they are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where WordPress send your data

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