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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 2017-11-05: removed references to Google Advertising and Google Analytics. Neither of these services is now used on the website.
2012-01-01: includes new reference under Aggregated Statistics to this site’s response to ‘Do Not Track’ headers. The Google Analytics paragraph preamble was also clarified to explain that it does not apply to users sending a ‘Do Not Track’ header with each and every request. No other changes were made.

Peter Upfold (“Peter”) operates several websites including and any website on the domain It is Peter’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Peter collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Peter’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Peter’s visitors use the websites. From time to time, Peter may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Peter also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Peter does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Peter’s websites choose to interact with Peter in ways that require Peter to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Peter gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask people who comment on to provide a name and email address. In each case, Peter collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Peter. Peter does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Peter may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Peter may display this information publicly or provide it to others.

If visitors instruct their browser to send a standard ‘Do Not Track’ header in each request to this website, Peter will not collect such statistics about that visitor’s behaviour. Peter will continue, however, to collect some information, which is of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available (which may also include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses), as part of standard web server access logs. These web server access logs are normally kept on Peter’s web server for a period of four weeks, but may be retained for longer as part of standard backup procedures.

Peter does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Peter may disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Peter’s behalf or to provide services available at Peter's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Peter's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Peter will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Peter discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Peter believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Peter, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Peter’s websites and have supplied your email address, Peter may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the websites. If you send Peter a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Peter takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Peter uses cookies to help Peter identify and track visitors, their usage of Peter’s websites, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Peter’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Peter’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Peter may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Peter’s sole discretion. Peter encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

CC BY-SA 2.5

The above privacy policy is based on the Automattic privacy policy at It is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 licence. That licence does not apply to the third party notice below.