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Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is personally operated by the author Nigel C. Benson and/or a legal representative who endeavours to comply with all national and international legal requirements on privacy.

Our website address is:

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.


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.

Contact Forms and Cookies

No personal information submitted through Contact Forms is used for marketing purposes.

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

Apart from checking comments through an automated spam detection service, your personal data is NOT shared by Nigel C. Benson (or his legal representative) with anyone!

The WordPress application, through which much of this website has been created and maintained, has clearly stated that it does not collect any analytics data.

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

As previously assured, Visitor Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service but, apart from that, your personal data is NOT shared by Nigel C. Benson with anyone.

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Additional Information

How we protect your data

The website is protected by the SSL Certificate specifically purchased and applied to this website. SSL certificates force websites to transition from HTTP to HTTPS, thus making them more secure.

The  SSL certificate resides in a data file that is hosted inside the website’s origin server. By holding the website’s public key and identity, TLS encryption is used with this website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Potential data breaches are monitored by host servers that shut down and repair data breaches as soon as they are detected. To date, no data breaches have been reported for this website.

What third parties we receive data from

Data is not received from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

There is no automated decision making, such as allowing customers to apply for credit, or aggregating their data into advertising profiles.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This website is not a member of a regulatory industry because it is professionally maintained independently.

Website Design By Nigel C. Benson © 2021