About the site

This is a site running Jetpack and a WordPress theme. WordPress is a product of Automattic. The address is:

Site statistics

Automattic, via Jetpack, report to me, as site administrator, limited aggregated statistics: post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country.

Feedback form data

A feedback (contact) form is provided for the sole purpose of contacting me. If you use the feedback (contact) form, you must provide your name and email address; and this along with other submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website (if any), and message — is automatically submitted to the Akismet service (owned by Automattic) for the purpose of spam checking.

Submission data stored in the database of this site, and emailed to me as part of the built-in functionality of WordPress, is: the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address and message, post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. The IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as they are stored in post meta.

The feedback (contact) form sends me a private email, and it is from that platform that further correspondence is engaged, privately between individuals.

Feedback (contact) is typically deleted from this site once read, whether responded to or not. Any information sent via the feedback form that happens to be retained in this site’s administration files is not shared. If this data is available, it can be provided on request to the submitting party, noting that no record is kept of deleted messages and associated data.

Feedback judged by Akismet as spam, including false-positives, is not examined and is periodically deleted without being read.

Embedded content

This is a WordPress site. Content 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, 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.

The theme used is mobile-friendly. Data used for this purposes is any visitor preference on viewing a mobile version. This creates a cookie, akm_mobile, which is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.

Data collection by Automattic

Because this site runs Jetpack, some data is collected by Automattic. This includes: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: I do not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, I can see that a specific post has x-number of views, but cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature. Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. Automattic advise that this is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that their plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Policy changes

This policy may be changed at any time without notice.