This website ( is my personal site and thus I could include some sort of disclaimer of “all views my own” but I’m sure that one is quite obvious.

I carry no advertising or paid for content on this site, nor do I plan to do so.

Original material on this website are copyright works. Some content on this website is licenced under creative commons licences. Images and photography used under licence contain credits on the pages.

Some audio and visual content linked to and or embedded on this website is copyright to third parties. Such materials are included for the proposes of review and debate.

Cookies and personal information

This website makes limited use of cookies.

This site uses Google Analytics which sets an non personally identifiable cookie. I use this to find out general statistics on site visitors and to be honest probably only take a peek once in a blue moon for personal interest and do not share any of this information with anyone else.

The web server and content delivery networks that I use at any point in time will also log limited information about your visit in common with any website you visit. As a rule I generally only look at these logs if there is a fault with the site I am trying to troubleshoot.

I use the ‘AddThis’ service to provide social sharing buttons to my posts, they will set a cookie if you use this service, and as you would expect the social media site you then share the page to will also track information about you. See this AddThis page for more information.

I often embed tweets or YouTube videos, should you follow any links in these then these platforms will hold information on this.

I also share links to pages on this site using shortened URLS provided by Buffer and/or

If you use submit a blog comment or a message via a contact form, then the personal information that you provide me such as a name and e-mail address will be processed in the USA and other countries. The information you submitted will be shared with Automattic for the purposes of spam filtering and additional functionality. See this page for more information.

If you use a social network account to login then these networks will be aware that you have logged into my site. Your name, email and content of the comment or message form may be sent via e-mail to me and will be retained in a computer database on a server in the USA, however backups, including automatically generated backups may be held securely on other backup and file storage services globally and on my own personal computer equipment in the United Kingdom.

The personal information that I am storing is the minimal amount needed in order to operate a “blog comments” service. I do not use the information for any other purpose and will not contact you for any reason unless you specifically have requested me to do so.

I do not share your information with anyone else, other than for the technical operational reasons outlined above.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the information I may hold about you.