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Privacy Policy

Website Operator

This website is operated by Dr Benjamin Archer, a private individual resident within the United Kingdom.

What data I may collect and why


If you leave a comment on this site I collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string, to help spam detection.

Contact Form

If you use the contact form on the site to contact me I collect the data shown in the form on that page, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string.


If you leave a comment on this blog your name, email address and website will be saved in cookies on your computer. This is 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.

Cookie NameExpiry
1 year
comment_author_email_{HASH}1 year
comment_author_url_{HASH}1 year

If you click “Okay” on the privacy policy information bar, which appears in the footer of this webpage, I will also set the cookie entitled “viewed_cookie_policy” with the string “yes“. This will last for one year, and is simply used to prevent the bar from reappearing on future visits to this website.

Embedded Content

Articles on this site may include so-called embedded content, for example, videos, images, articles, and so forth, from external webpages. Embedded content behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor had visited the other external website.

These external 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.

I cannot be, and am not, responsible for the content on external websites.

Where I store your data

Any data that I capture is stored on a server hosted within the European Union.

Who I share your data with

Your data stored is not shared with any third party, save that comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that the comment can be displayed publicly on this website, and so I can read and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left a comment or comments on this blog you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data that I hold about you, including any data that you have provided to me.

You can also request that I erase any personal data that I may hold about you. This does not include any data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, security or legal purposes.


Subject access requests or queries concerning this Privacy Policy should be directed to the website operator by way of the Contact form.