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Privacy Policy

About this site

This is a non-commercial website run by Neil Turner, a digital product designer in the UK. You can contact me using the contact form.

Your personal data

Advertising & marketing

This site does not feature any advertising. Your personal details are not used for any marketing or advertising purposes.

Email list

The UX for the Masses email list is managed via Mailchimp. If you subscribe you will receive an email when a new article is posted on the website. Your email address will not be used for any marketing or advertising purposes. You can unsubscribe from the email list at any time.


When you leave a comment on the site the data shown in the comments form, along with your IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection. Comments may be checked through the Akismet anti-spam service. The information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, Site URL, email address and the comment itself.

An anonymised 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 at After approval of your comment, your profile picture maybe visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to allow any follow-up comments to be recognised automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Contact form

If you use the contact form your email address is required to be able to get back to you. This email address will be retained for follow-up contact, but will not be used for marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on the site your name and email address will be stored in a cookie. 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.

Cookies are used to track repeat sessions to the site using Google analytics. This is in order to evaluate and analyse general use of the website. No identifying personal data is captured.

Embedded content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. Embedded content behaves in the exact same way as if you had 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site uses Google Analytics to capture anonymised (i.e. non-personal) visitor information. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google who will only use it for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling general reports on website activity and providing other services relating to general internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 3 days.

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. Personal data is not sent to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy. Security logs are retained for 3 days.

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

Requesting your personal data

If you have left comments or used the contact form on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you. You can also request that any personal data held be erased. This does not include any data kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes. All requests should be made via the contact form.