Privacy Statement & Terms of Use

Who we are

Our website address is: here on this site, and for my sister website

My name is Jasper Lawrence, I can be contacted here.

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.


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

The session requires your email address to send us your message or comment when you contact us, but the information is not stored in any database but it is sent to me as an email which is stored with all my emails on Google’s servers, my service provider for email. Because I am a business I keep all or most emails backed up, so they may persist for years, certainly for as long as I continue to used Google for email services.


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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

When you log in, we 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 (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.

Google Captcha which I use to prevent spam and robot based submission of contacts, etc., tracks all users to this site. It provides its own separate Privacy policy you can access by clicking on the Google Captcha icon.


We use Google analytics to track site use and where visitors to our site go and how long they stay. Information collected depends in large part on your browser preferences, and is anonymised. So while your browser type, operating system, IP address and time spent on the site from which we may be able to derive information about your location is tracked and recorded and stored nothing personal beyond that is collected.

Who we share your data with

Our various service providers make their money by aggregating the data they collect for us, as in Google Analytics and using it in their business selling online ads etc. I do not transfer any data to Google or anyone else, but they do hoover up a copy of whatever they share with me about your activity on this site. Social media icons like Facebook and Twitters as examples are trojan horses used to track your progress around the WWW.

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 (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 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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. As noted above various service providers also collect data on you while you visit this site and they convey that information to their servers, primarily in the United States.

Your contact information

All the information we collect and store, as for the contact form and in the shopping area of our site is stored on a server in California, in a MySQL database on a shared hosting environment.

How to Contact us about your data

Please use the Contact Form to enquire about your data, including to have it deleted.