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Who we are

This site is run collectively by the Bowman family, and is located at

What 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 form

If you send us a message via our Contact form, that message and its associated data (your name, email address, and the body of your message) travels through our mail servers to any computer or device on which we check our email. That data is captured within WordPress and stored on our mail server and locally on our devices indefinitely until we delete it. We will use it to reply back to you if necessary. We do not share any of this information or transfer it to any other services. None of the information collected via our Contact form is used for marketing purposes.

Mailing list

We use MailChimp to manage our email subscriptions and email campaigns. If you join (or have joined) our mailing list, your name and email address are stored on MailChimp’s servers. See MailChimp’s Privacy Policy to learn more. If you are subscribed to our mailing list, you may use the Unsubscribe link in the bottom of any email from us to remove yourself from future email campaigns.


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.

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


Our site uses Fathom Analytics, a privacy-first analytics company, to collect and aggregate data on audience and device type, usage patterns, and referral information. See Fathom’s Privacy Policy to learn more about their privacy-first approach.

How long we retain 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. Mailing list subscriptions are processed by MailChimp. Usage analytics are sent to Jetpack and Google Analytics. Contact form messages are routed through our mail servers and to our computers or mobile devices.

Contact us with questions

If you have any questions or concerns about the information on this page, please email or send us a message via our Contact form.