Privacy Policy

Who we are

This site is owned by Laura Medley as a place to vent, talk, inspire, reach, and showcase projects. It is evolving and growing and may change over time into other ways of communicating and extending information and gathering it from users through direct communication. I’m here to share what I know and believe and learn from you when possible. Our website address is:

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.

But, to be clear, we don’t really do “comments” right now. Not to say we may not add them in the future, but currently, if you would like to reach out just contact me through this website email, contact me through Linkedin at


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. Some of the images used here were created by Laura Medley using AI software ChatGPT4/Dalle-3, Bing/Dalle-3, Playground AI, Firefly/Adobe Photoshop.

Contact forms

We will use contact form data to answer your questions or otherwise get back to you with more information about whatever it is that you may need. We will keep all communications from the contact form as long as we feel necessary for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Don’t worry, we do not sell any of your contact information to any third parties.


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.

Let’s face it, as per Google, Cookies are leaving us soon. Pretty soon we will come up with other ways to personalize websites and communications. The goal isn’t to take your private information but to create a personalized experience that will make the time you share with this (and other) websites more valuable.

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.


We track data and information for marketing purposes. We use Google Analytics to gather and analyze website data to help create a better and more robust user experience.

Who we share your data with

Only us.

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.

For users who 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.

We keep all communications and other data as long as we feel necessary for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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.

Your contact information

Is only used to get in touch with you at your own request.

How we protect your data

We don’t collect any data that could compromise your security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This site is protected through the hosting platform’s security. We don’t collect any personal data except through the contact forms that you could fill out to send information to us for questions you may have or other messaging.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Google and other third-party platforms that we use to help make your online experience more helpful.

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

We may use Google and other third-party platforms that we use to help make your online experience more personalized.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We don’t have any currently.