Privacy Policy

Who we are

Discovering DATA: The site address is This site is mainly to document the author’s journey into data analysis and related topics.

TL;DR There is no private information stored in the simple viewing of this site. There are no ads and, so, no ad cookies. Any cookies that are set are to do with the operation of WordPress. These will be regularly checked and if found to be unnecessary, they will be disabled. However, if you see any activity contrary to privacy please make contact as it is not the desired behaviour of this site.

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.

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.


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

There are currently no contact forms on this site.


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 (browser settings dependent).

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.


No analytics are carried out on data collected through the use of this site. All analytics discussed will be carried out on data that has been shared for that purpose from other sources.

Who we share your data with

We do not have any data sharing relationships, nor is it on the horizon that we will.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

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

We don’t send your data anywhere. All comments are moderated by humans for now.

Your contact information

If you have any queries related to your privacy while using this site you may address them to

Additional information

How we protect your data

If you have registered with the site, thank you. In that case the standard protections provided by a WordPress installation apply. In addition to that, we undertake to ensure timely patching of any software (WordPress or plugins) and the underlying server and operating system to limit the chances of any intrusions or vulnerability exploitation.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If and when a data breach occurs, the site will be bound by the procedures and requirements laid out by the GDPR.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any data from third parties.

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

No automated decision making or profiling is carried out.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements