Privacy Policy

Updated 2021-07-28.

Read our past Privacy Policy Drafts Here:

Who we are

Our website address is:


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.


Suggested text: 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.


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

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Mailing List

For our mailling list, we process your email information with the purpose of distributing information related to our products or industry.

Email addresses may be shared with a mailing list service provider to maintain the mailing list, produce and send content to your inbox. We will only use service providers who comply with the most strict version of data protection laws. We will not share your email address with any other outside organisations (third parties).

As of 2021-07-29, we are using Mailchimp for our mailing list. Read their privacy policies here:

You have rights. If you wish not to be included in our mailing address anymore, you have the option to opt out at any time. You can either opt out by clicking a link in one of our previously distributed emails, or you may send a request to stating which email address you would like to remove from the list.

When you sign up to our mailing list, we view this as you giving us consent to send you marketing emails only. For marketing purposes, we will not be sending you post or call your phone number if you have only consented to being added to our mailing list. In other circumstances, for example regarding sales, we may communicate with our stakeholders by phone.

Our marketing content may include industry news and information related to events in the industry, but we will never include third party offers. All of the communicated product offers will be related to our own products, including products that we develop and market in combination with other organisations.

Records of Consent

Where we have asked for consent to process your private information, we keep the following record of consent:

  • The Identity of the user giving consent;
  • When they consented;
  • What disclosures were made (what they were told) at the time they consented;
  • Methods used for obtaining consent (e.g., newsletter form, during checkout etc.);
  • Whether they have withdrawn consent or not


Right to be forgotten

You have the right to request deletion of your collected survey data. Not applicable to anonymous survey entries.

Right to rectification

You have the right to correct any erroneous information you have submitted in a survey at any time. Not applicable to anonymous survey entries.