Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why


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.

Contact forms

We design our contact forms in such a way, that we require the minimal amount of personal data. The data that you provide is stored on our website and not shared with others, unless specifically indicated.


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.


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.


Who we share your data with

If you pay us for a subscription we share the necessary data to finalize the transaction with our payment processor(s). If you sign up for a webinar your data might be shared with the participating 3rd parties as indicated per event. We use a 3rd party newsletter provider. We will never share your data without your consent.

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.

Your personal information

There are six categories of data that we may have on people who engage with us.

  1. Data you disclose without any control. This is the log data from your visits to our websites.
  2. Data you disclose because you want to receive one of our news letters. This includes the email address that you provide to us.
  3. Biographic data about yourself that you have volunteered when signing up to receive news from us and/or participate in a webinar. This voluntary information could include your name and country of residence. 
  4. Data about your individual interests that you have volunteered when signing up to receive news from us. This is also voluntary. This can be sensitive as it could indicate your beliefs or opinions. 
  5. A record of your engagement with our campaigns. If you engage with our campaigns, e.g. sign up for a webinar or register a solution or job with us, we will keep a record of this interaction. This can be sensitive as it could indicate your political beliefs or opinions. 
  6. Data relating to financial transactions. If you pay us for a subscription, this data is required to process the transaction with our payment processor(s). This may include payment data, biographic data (i.e. name, email address, physical address), and data about your tax residency.  

The types of personal data we may process, for the purposes described below, include:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Home or Business address
  • Phone number 
  • Biographical information
  • Nationality 
  • Communications Preferences (primarily through our Mailing List)
  • IP addresses
  • Pages accessed on our website
  • Cookie session data

For users that register on our website, 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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We collect a limited amount of personal data and we work hard to keep everyone’s data safe. We want our users and everyone in our community to be able to benefit from using our services, confident in the knowledge that we’re serious about protecting people’s personal information.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk.

Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. When possible, encryption is used, both in transit and storage. Access controls limit who may access information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We define a data breach as: Unauthorized access to, unauthorized acquisition of, or accidental release of personal information that compromises the security, confidentiality, or integrity of the personal information (PII).

In case our website or service has been subject of a data breach we will make a reasonable attempt to notify users whose PII has been compromised or released without authorization. We will also notify the local privacy authority.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t use third parties to obtain personal information. We do not sell, rent or lease personal data.

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

We don’t use automated decision making or profiling on user data.


We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. We may use personal information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. If our privacy practices change we will post the policy changes to our website and notify you by indicating the date the privacy policy was last updated. We will also provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. We encourage you to check back periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used. 

Last Updated: March 2021