Who we are

Hi! I’m Ben. This is my site and you are reading my customised, somewhat trite, Privacy Policy page. Back in the old days, people didn’t need this, but now it’s absolutely vital that a website has this kind of thing in case someone we don’t know decides that we could be doing something sneaky with web traffic.

It’s like asking every shop you go visit to tell you all the ways they notice anything about you while you’re there. Do you have security camera footage of the carpark? Did you look at my credit card when I paid for those things I bought? Are you keeping track of my Valued Customer purchases? People seem to be terrified of this stuff when they use the internet, but don’t even care when they shop in person. Funny, no? You are more anonymous on the internet that you are in person. Not totally anonymous though. No one is.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

I’m about as interested in your personal data as the bus driver who takes you to work. Did you find a seat? Are you being pleasant? Great, let’s get on with things.

Cookies

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.

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

No-one. Not another sausage. If this changes, I’ll update this page, but you won’t know I updated it, because I don’t know who you are, or how to contact you. Neat, huh?

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.

Which is great, but you can’t leave a comment, so don’t sweat it.

What rights you have over your data

You have all the rights over the footsteps you left on the beach as you do over the page requests you made while looking at this site. And it’s about as useful. Someone was here, they went over there too, great! Here comes the waves to wash it all away.

Where we send your data

It’s all sent into the void. Maybe a little bit is being kept on a log file somewhere, but no-one is going to see it and I’ll probably have it purged in a month to two anyway. Remember the waves metaphor? Yeah, that’s about as serious as it gets.

Additional information

The short version

If you are browsing the internet, you leave a trail behind. It’s not much, usually, but depending on how advanced the websites you are looking at are, it can be a bit more than you might like.

This is not one of those websites. I’m not selling you, I’m selling me, so your trail isn’t being monitored and I don’t advertise other peoples stuff. I don’t even know who you are, mysterious web-surfer, until you actually contact me directly. I bet you haven’t even read this bit.