What personal data do I collect and why?
Data is collected for the purposes of providing web services and for monitoring website activity through locally hosted analytics.
Provision of services
No data is collected beyond the minimum required for standard web services to function. The data collected includes IP addresses and user agent strings and is retained in web server logs for a period of 1 week.
Anonymised data is retained for a longer period for analytics and tracking of trend in usage of the site. This data may track the pages an individual has visited on the site, their approximate geographical location and their operating system and web browser and the first 2 blocks of their IP address (e.g. if your IP address is 18.104.22.168 this would appear as 22.214.171.124).
Cookies and persistent tracking
Cookies are only used when necessary for the proper functioning of the site such as saving user preferences. Analytics data is not dependent on cookies and all cookies are set to session persistence, meaning they are cleared once you leave the site and can not be used to track repeat visits or track you across multiple sites.
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.
All data, including analytics data, is processed locally, meaning that no data is shared with third parties during normal operations. Data may be shared with relevant authorities if required to do so for legal purposes.
This site does not currently host advertisements but may do so in the future. If advertisements are introduced this section will be updated to provide details of the additional data sharing required to support this.
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.
All secure areas of the site are protected by strong passwords and multi-factor authentication. Web servers are locked down to expose the minimum possible attack surface and the software is updated regularly. Data which identifies individuals is only retained where it is needed for the provision of services such as comments and other feedback.
For further queries about how data is processed please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org