Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Web Hosting

This site is hosted by WHC – Web Hosting Canada
1030 Beaubien Street East,
Office 103,
Montreal, Quebec
H2S 1T4

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

When you fill out a contact form, you agree to provide your email address and IP address. Forms are received in an email inbox and are deleted and will eventually be deleted once they have been answered.


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 visit our login page, 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.

Affiliates Links

Although there is none at the time of this writing (March 2020), it is possible that in the future I may use affiliate links to allow me to finance the costs related to the development and maintenance of this blog, and thus continue to provide you with content for free.

Affiliate links, leading to external sites, also use cookies. These cookies make it possible to know the origin of an Internet user before making a purchase on their site. These affiliate links allow me to obtain a commission on subsequent purchases at no additional cost to the user.

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.


The website uses “Koko Analytics” and “Google Analytics” to analyse the website’s traffic statistics: number of visits and visitors per month, most frequently read pages, etc. This information is stored in cookies sent to “Slimstat” and “Google Analytics”, including your IP address.

For more information on how “Slimstat” and “Google Analytics” use data from sites or applications that use their services, I invite you to visit their sites: and

Who we share your data with

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.

Your contact information

For any additional information regarding this privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form in the “about” section.