Privacy Policy

Who we are

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.

Contact forms


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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).

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.


This website uses Google Analytics for the purposes of measuring user interaction on pages. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies. Data collected includes information of make of gadget (computer, smartphone etc.), operating system (eg. Windows 10), browser make and version (eg. Firefox 61), IP address for geo-location purposes. All this information is anonymised by Google so no personally identifiable information is stored or shared. Details are available here: Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security

Who we share your data with

Site data is shared with the following parties:

  • Google – see Analytics above.
  • UpdraftPlus – our site backup plugin – see their Privacy Policy here.
  • Yoast SEO – see their Privacy Policy here

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 (excepting their username which they cannot change). The website administrator 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

This website is hosted on servers located in Ireland.
All personal data received is handled and processed on computers in Ireland by the Data Protection Officer.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website uses the secure https protocol (SSL) which means that all data travelling to and from this website and your device (computer, tablet, smartphone) is encrypted for added security.
The data which you provide to us via the shopping cart to purchase items, or the contact form is transmitted to us by encrypted e-mail and stored on encrypted machines locally and on our cloud hosting which is located within the European Union.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach occurring, we undertake to report said breach with 72 hours of discovery to the Data Commissioner, as per GDPR.

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