Privacy Policy / Cookies

Who am I

Good question. The website address of this site is: and I, David Bennett, am the controller. As you might be able to understand, depending on your knowledge of the Web, this site is running on a sub-domain of This Is Tap, over which I have no control.

Personal data I collect and why I collect it

As a general point, I don’t track anything, and the only information I have is if you identify yourself with a name and email address if and when contact me. That’s it.


Comments are have always been and are currently closed. That is, they are not allowed. That is, there are no fields in which anyone can enter information to comment on a post. If it were the case that visitors could comment, which they cannot, then I would say as follows:

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.

An anonymized 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 it were the case that visitors could upload image, which they cannot, then I would say as follows:

If you upload images to the website (but note that I don’t allow uploading of images by visitors), 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

If you input your details into the Contact form on the Contact page, then you have given your name and email address as a minimum. Don’t add anything (personal information) in the comment that you wouldn’t want to fall into the wrong hands.


If you were able to leave a comment (read the section above about comments) then I would say as follows: 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 any of this is not to your liking, clear cookies and do not continue to visit this website.

If you have an account and you log in to this site (unlikely scenario because this is a private blog and I am the only author), I 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. If any of this is not to your liking, clear cookies and do not continue to visit this website.

When you log in (another unlikely scenario), I 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 any of this is not to your liking, clear cookies and do not continue to visit this website.

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. If any of this is not to your liking, clear cookies and do not continue to visit this website.

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.


None collected.

Who I share your data with / How long I retain your data

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

For users that register on my website (if any),I 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. Apart from that I don’t do anything with your data.

Additional information

This website is hosted on a subdomain of ThisIsTap, so there may be data collected ‘above my head’ as it were. Click here to read the Privacy Policy of ThisIsTap.