Privacy Policy

Associated websites

This privacy policy applies to websites owned, operated or wholly managed by Oliver Needham.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following domains, including all subdomains;


Who we are

This website is ran by the individual Oliver Needham.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, audio, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site uses Google Analytics to collect data about its visitors for analytical purposes. You can find the Google Analytics privacy policy at

This site uses Jetpack, by Automattic, to collect data about its visitors for analytics purposes. You can find the Jetpack privacy policy at

Who we share your data with

Your personal data is only shared with the associated companies mentioned in this privacy policy. We do not export and share any other data with other third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 called Akismet. You can find the Akismet privacy policy at

Contact information

For privacy-specific concerns, you can contact the site owner via email:

Additional information

Affiliate Links

This website utilises affiliate links with selected partners to generate additional income to the site owner. When a site user clicks an affiliate link, they will be taken to the partner’s website. On the partner website, they may set a cookie or use another method to track if the user completes a particular action from as a lead from this website. Please see the partner’s individual privacy policies as to how they do this and for additional information.

Links provided under the ‘Recommendations’ section will likely include affiliate links to the selected recommendation. These have been carefully selected by the site owner and are not automated adverts from the partner recommended.


This page has been written by the site owner, with the help of the WordPress Privacy Guide. Whilst all efforts have been made to ensure the information presented here is accurate, it should only be used as a guide as to how personal information is used on this site. Where relevant, please refer to the individual privacy policies of third parties when linked to.