Privacy Policy

About this policy

The following privacy policy is for the website and details how user data is used, stored and protected. It outlines the responsibilities of the website administrator, Kim Cornell, as well as the responsibilities of the website and its users. A user is defined as anyone who visits this website.

This privacy policy only covers and not any external links or embedded content within the website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments the data shown in the comments form is collected, along with 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
Any data collected in contact forms is used for the purpose of responding to the request only and will be deleted as soon as any queries are dealt with.


If you leave a comment/fill in a contact form 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.

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.

Disabling cookies may cause some aspects of this website to not work as expected.

External Content

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 and the privacy policy.

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.

Links on this website
This website contains links to external websites which are not covered by this privacy policy. These websites may have their own privacy policies and it is your responsibility to check these.

Social media
Users should be aware that we will never request personal information via social media, and should use these platforms carefully in respect of that.

This website may use social sharing buttons which link directly to different social media platforms in order to share content from this website. Users do so at their own discretion and should check the terms and policies of the social media platforms in question before doing so.

About your data

Who we share your data with
Information is only shared with trusted third parties which are used to improve how this website operates. We use trusted analytics tools such as Google Analytics to track how this website is used in order to make this website better for visitors.

How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so any follow-up comments can be approved automatically instead of being held in a moderation queue.

For users that register on Chimmyville (if any), personal information they provide in their user profile will also be stored. 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 held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that any of your personal data is erased. This does not include any data that needs to be kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We currently use Akismet for this purpose.

What data breach procedures we have in place
If website security is breached and your personal information is compromised you will be informed within 72 hours.


By using this website you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy. This policy may be changed at any time, and by using this website you agree that it is your responsibility to regularly check this page in case of changes.

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