Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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 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 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

If you have questions/concerns about this site, you can email me at quentin <at> quentb <dot> com.

Unless otherwise specified, any content produced by me, Quentin Baker, on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License

If for some reason you wish to use my work under a different set of constraints, contact me using the same email as listed above.


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.


This site uses the anti-spam plugin Akismet Anti-Spam, which produces a basic spam dashboard to assist in fine tuning filters to reduce false positives/negatives. This plugin uses the same privacy policy as Automattic (the creators of WordPress) which may be viewed here:

Who we share your data with

I do not intentionally share data with any third-parties at this time, aside from the basic attributes listed above for anti-spam purposes. Please note that this site runs on WordPress, which may collect basic, anonymized data. I have tweaked the collection policies to be as light as possible on this front.

If you want to feel safer, I highly recommend looking into an ad and/or content blocker such as uBlock Origin. I host this site without expectation of ad revenue, and I do not run ads, so I don’t mind.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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. This website is hosted on a VPS, though encrypted.

Additional information

Given the personal nature of this site as a hobby and side-project, I am not interested in moving around third-party data. While a Privacy Policy is a legal document meant to state in clear neutral terms what a user may expect when visiting, I wish to include a more emotional statement, saying here that I do not have any desire or intent to collect and use data for profit or sale, and only use a small subset of essentially public userdata (e.g. visitor’s IP) in a limited, self-protective manner to ensure this site runs without becoming compromised by spam or other malevolent actions.