Privacy Policy

Who we are

The website address is:

We are a technology news and information website that has been covering the technology sector and providing technical step by step guides and technology commentary since around 2010.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with us then you can contact:


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 as a feature of the WordPress functionality.

The form also uses the Gravatar service (if you are using it). An anonymized string (has) can be created from your email address and provided to the Gravatar service to see if you use this service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available: After your comment is approved by our administer, your profile picture (from Gravatar – if you use it) is made public along with your comment on the post.


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.


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.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Advertising Banners (Google)

The site displays a number of banner image/video based adverts, which are remotely inserted and managed by Google’s third-party Adsence/Adwords services. These advertisements may have cookies contained within that are designed to track advert views and clicks (for monitoring).

When you click on an advert banner you will be redirected to the advertiser’s website, we do not share any personal information (e.g. e-mail address) that you may have shared with us with the advertisers. However your web browser may separately disclose information such as your IP address with the advertisers when it requests the advert images/video/text.

The information is typically non-identifiable but you can control data collection via different ad networks with your browser at: or via the advertising networks opt-out page:

Some adverts that appear may be inappropriate or attempt to launch browser operations such as a pop-up window (typically because Google’s filtering of these has failed to identify them), if this occurs, we request users to report via the contact details above, with a screenshot of the advert and its URL if possible.

We don’t share any of your personal information with Google or make use of their personalised targeted advertising featured.


The site also makes use of the service to provide a usage map visible to users of the site. The information collected includes the user’s IP address to look up their apparent country of origin (and in some cases a rough area location within that country). The information is collected purely to determine popular visitor locales and create content that is more applicable in future for site improvement, this IP address information is processed by as per their privacy policy available here:

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.

Website Statistics (Google Analytics)

The website monitors visitor traffic in order to determine popular pages and helps us understand the site’s usage for future content and improvements. We don’t share any personal information with Google for this, however a cookie is created within your browser to track the pages you view and for how long.