Privacy Policy

Who I am:

The website address is:

My name is Nicole (Nikki), and I can be contacted via for further information on any of the following points.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it:


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string, which helps with automatic 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.


If you leave a comment on my 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, a temporary cookie will be set 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 cookies are set up 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Some of your data such as location and IP address may be collected by plug-ins designed for the purpose of analytics. This information will not be shared by me personally for any reason, although the plugins I use have access to it in order to display it for my use. I currently use Google Analytics, Count Per Day and Visitor Counter Plugin.

Who I share your data with

Your data may be shared with the makers of WordPress plugins in order to install, maintain and update them.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so WordPress 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 I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, Akismet. This is solely for the purpose of spam prevention.

Your contact information

You can contact me at If you have a question about any aspect of this privacy policy or something which you believe is not covered by it, please contact me in the first instance. I am the sole owner and maintainer of the site, and derive no profit from selling user data or displaying ads, but I will be happy to send you copies of any personal information you believe may be available to me, and to delete any such information from my database as soon as possible if requested.

Additional information

How I protect your data

The site uses SSL encryption. Admin passwords are secured via LastPass and the log-in URL is secret in order to prevent unauthorised access. Plugins used for WordPress security are also installed, including Wordfence and BPS Security.