Who we are

Our website address is: https://tbed.org.

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. The Akismet privacy policy is available here: https://akismet.com/privacy/.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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

See https://tbed.org/contact/ .

You also have the option of signing up for email alerts when new blog entries are published. This mailing list is a double opt-in list managed to GDPR standards by MailChimp. The MailChimp privacy policy is available here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.


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 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.

It is not necessary to have an account in order to post a comment or sign up for our email alerts (below). Comments posted from non-account holders must include an email address and are held for moderation.

If and when you log in to an account, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

No one.

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.

Contact information

See the contact page. My email is hidden if JavaScript is turned off, but you can find it through my PGP key which is also listed there.

Amazon Associates

From time to time, I post links to books or other products that include a referral tracker from the Amazon Associates program. If you click on one of those links, Amazon will know I referred you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases you make within a certain number of hours of the click.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The website is https only. Administrative links are protected by strong passwords.

What data breach procedures we have in place


What third parties we receive data from

Analytics from Google.

Analytics from MailChimp if you have signed up.

Analytics from Google Adsense on pages with ads.

Spam defense from Akismet.

Identification from Gravatar.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements