Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is:; you can check info about me at:


When visitors leave comments on the site, the site collects 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. You retain copyright of any images.


If you leave a comment on this 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 the login page, the site software 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, the site software 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 (mainly YouTube videos by me; only few 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 I share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long the site retains your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This makes it possible to 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), the site software stores 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). The website administrator – ie me, Martin – 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 your data is sent

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

If You Use the Photo Store:

The store software collects information about you during the checkout process.

What the store software collects and stores

While you visit the store, the behind the scenes software will track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: in order to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: you’ll be asked to enter this so the software can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and so I can send you the order!

The store software will also use cookies to keep track of basket contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from the store, you’ll be asked to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. This information will be used for purposes such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for the store
  • Comply with any legal obligations I have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve the store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, the software will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

The store software generally stores information about you for as long as I might need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and I’m not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, the software will will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

The site will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Right now, only I can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

As you’ll appreciate, I have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

What the store shares with others

The store software share information with third parties who help provide orders and store services to you; for example —


We accept payments through the widely used Woocommerce Payments plugin. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to and through this plugin, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.