This privacy notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information when you use this website or make contact.


This website at address is published by Colin Watson. This Privacy Notice covers use of this website and also personal information you might submit posting comments on the blog posts, by email, by the online response form, and via Twitter or in YouTube comments.


The controller for the personal information processed is Colin Watson. You can use email, our response form, Twitter or YouTube to contact us. More details on the Contact Us page. We work to high standards when it comes to processing your personal information. If you have queries or concerns, please contact us.

Personal data


Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • You make an enquiry
  • You comment on some content.

We also gather some information indirectly such as your source IP address when you browse the website. If you choose to leave a comment on our website, 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. Anonymous aggregated usage data may be published.

We do not receive personal data from third parties. We do not undertake automated decision-making or user profiling.

Data use

We will use the personal data you provide to use directly to respond to your enquiry, and in the case of comments, tto publish those on the website unless they are contrary to our content policy. You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. This right always applies. You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.


We will not share your information with any third parties for any purpose including direct marketing. We do not use any data processors. In some circumstances we are legally obliged to share information.


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Links to other websites

Where we provide links to websites of other organisations, this privacy notice does not cover how that organisation processes personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy notices on the other websites you visit.

We embed YouTube hosted videos. Embedded content like this from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visit 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.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review to make sure it is up to date and accurate.