Who we are

My website address is: https://www.oaks2b.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site the data that is collected is shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. But this site is not generally used for commenting and discussion. Contact me directly to comment, if you wish.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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 if that data should be kept private. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you are added as a commenting contributor to this site, when 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. All of this is out of my hands.

Who we share your data with

I don’t. But if you are enabled to post data here, don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want to become public. I use WordPress on an internet hosting service (ISP) with a few plugins that change from time to time. Any data posted is protected as much as the software used for this site and the ISP that hosts it protects it. This is mostly a matter out of my direct control. I think our ISP is good and that WordPress works mostly as intended; but that’s an opinion – not a guarantee of anything. So think of this site as a way to say things that others will hear in a context where I try to keep the shouting and noise to a minimum. Mostly, I’m the only one posting stuff here.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on this website (if any), I 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 here. You can also request that I erase your personal data from the site. This does not include any data I may be 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.