Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 7, 2022. We may make changes to this policy at any time. Please check back often.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms and email

If you use our contact forms, we will collect the following personal data:

  • Name or username
  • Email address
  • Phone number (optional)
  • Company (if applicable)
  • Website URL (if applicable)
  • Social media pages (if applicable)

This data is retained indefinitely for customer service and accounting purposes.

Account Registration

If you register an account on our WordPress CMS or XenForo forum, we will collect the following personal data:

  • Name or username
  • Email address
  • IP address
  • Social media pages (optional)

This data is retained indefinitely in order to keep your account functional.

Your name or username and social media pages will be publically visible to other visitors. You can see, edit, or delete your personal data at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see, edit and delete that information.

Unregistered/Guest Comments

If you leave a comment on an article as a guest, we will collect the following personal data:

  • Name or username
  • Email address
  • Website address (optional)

This data is retained indefinitely in order to promote continued discussion of an article.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on an article you may opt into 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 browsing preferences.

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.

Advertisements and Embedded Content from other Websites

Pages on this site may include advertisements or embedded content from other websites. Cookies may be created by this embedded content.

Google ads privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Twitter privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

YouTube privacy policy: https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy

Who we share your data with

Accounting

If you hire us for our services or otherwise make a payment then we will record payee information, invoices and payments in our invoicing software, Xero.

Anti-spam

If you post an article comment or forum post, your personal data is checked against the Akismet service to verify that you are a legitimate visitor and not a spammer or spambot.

Akismet privacy policy: https://akismet.com/privacy/

Accounts

If you register an account or submit an article comment on this site, an anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) is cross-checked with the Gravatar service to see if a Gravatar avatar is associated with the email address.

Automattic privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/

Website Backups

We may provide website backup solutions from third-party services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Backblaze, ManageWP, et al. Website backups may include copies of your website’s files, assets, and databases. These are opt-in-only services and can be terminated at any time.

Amazon S3 privacy policy: https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/

Dropbox privacy policy: https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/privacy

ManageWP’s privacy policy: https://managewp.com/privacy

Newsletters

We use Sendinblue to notify subscribers of relevant news and offers. If you subscribe to our newsletter, your email address will be included as part of a mailing list that resides on Sendinblue’s servers. This is an opt-in-only service and can be terminated at any time via an ‘unsubscribe’ link contained within each newsletter.

Sendinblue’s privacy policy: https://www.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/

How long we retain your data

Please see ‘What personal data we collect and why we collect it’ for specific details.

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 (or files) 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.

Acceptance of this Policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

Contact information

If you would like to access, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, please use our contact form to begin the process.