Privacy Policy

About this site

My name is Greg Hickey. My website address is

Personal data collected by this site and why it’s collected


When visitors leave comments on the site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized 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

When visitors complete a contact form on the site, I collect the data shown in the contact form. I do not use data submitted through contact forms unless authorized by the visitor.


This site automatically collects visitor information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on a visitor’s hard drive by a website. Among other things, cookies help improve this site and your experience on it, for example, by counting visits to the site and seeing which parts and features of the site are popular.

Furthermore, If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. Saving this information is 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, a temporary cookie will be established 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, several other cookies will be established 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 one 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.


Traffic to this site is monitored using Google Analytics via the MonsterInsights plugin. This monitoring includes non-personally-identifying information, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request, and is performed in order to better understand how visitors use this website.

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Who your data is shared with

Except as otherwise stated in this privacy policy, I do not trade, rent, or share your personal information with third parties unless authorized by you.

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This practice allows the site to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you register on this website, the personal information you provide will be stored in your 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 held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request the deletion of any personal data held about you in association with this site. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data gets sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How your data is protected

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the personal data collected on the site. These measures include physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

Contact information

Privacy-related concerns should be directed to