Bill Bennett


Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

In general I don’t collect any of your data, nor do I share or sell it. That’s not why I’m here. That said, there are a few privacy policy wrinkles…


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

I might send an anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. You can find the Gravatar service privacy policy here.

After approval of your comment, website visitors can see your profile picture in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images that include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment you can 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 last for one year.

If you visit the login page, I will set a temporary cookie. It checks if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data. I discard it when you close your browser.

When you log in, I will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days. Screen options cookies last for a year. When you select “Remember Me”, your login persists for two weeks. When you log out of your account, I remove the login cookies.

If you edit or publish an article, we save an additional cookie 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 same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies and embed additional third-party tracking. They may 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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register (if any), I also store the personal information provided in a 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold . This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. I can’t think of when this could possibly happen, but you never know.

Where we send your data

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

That’s about it.