In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Personally-identifying information Any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 (“Data Protection Act”), or, from 25 May 2018, EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
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Compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires to give can be found throughout this privacy notice.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you will be asked to enter personally-identifying information including name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalise your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • To protect the community from spam, abuse etc.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personally-identifying information when you enter, submit, or access your personally-identifying information.

Where does store data about me? stores your data in UK based data centres which employ security best practices.

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users for no more than 5 years.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognise your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We contract with a third-party service provider, Stripe, to provide a secure payment service to members. This service provider is required to keep any information provided by our members confidential and is not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. Stripe has certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally-identifiable information. This does not include the trusted third party, Stripe, who assists us in providing members with a service to make secure payments and agrees to keep this information confidential.

We may infrequently, and only when necessary in order to continue delivering services to our members, transition the site’s database to a new UK-based owner, who is contractually bound to uphold the privacy of user data as per UK data protection legislation. In this case, members will be given at least two weeks advance notice, and given the opportunity to have their information excluded from the transition.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Non-personally-identifiable information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of the GDPR, do not use our site.

Your Consent / Right to Data Erasure

By using our site, you consent to this privacy policy and our terms and conditions. You may withdraw consent at any time by emailing a request to

Your Right to Data Portability

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personally-identifying information held by us (where such data is held). No fee is payable for these requests and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge.

We provide an automated service so that you are able to download your posts in a standard format. This is available on your User Settings > Activity page. Alternatively please contact for assistance.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes affecting the use or storage or personally-identifying information will be communicated to all members. Every effort will be made to highlight changes to this Privacy Policy for visitors to our site who are not registered, but those visitors should also frequently check this notice in case it has been updated.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated November 1st 2020.