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Privacy Policy

Who’s behind this?

anne gibson, the UX Designer who owns http://perpendicularangel.com also owns this website at https://accessibility.perpendicularangel.com.

She uses WordPress as the site engine for this site, which is why all the content sections from this point forward refer to “we”.

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: 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. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

But in general I’m not going to let you upload images, so this shouldn’t be a concern.

Contact forms


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.

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.


WordPress gathers some analytics, but anne doesn’t pay much attention to them.

Who we share your data with

Nobody, ain’t got time for that. Unless WordPress.org’s software is doing it, in which case hopefully they tell me so I can update this.

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 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.

If you email me directly or through the site forms, I may retain that data indefinitely, or I may throw it out immediately, depending on whether I think I’ll need it in the future.

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 stored if you email me or as mentioned above.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We don’t, really, outside of the usual containment built into WordPress.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Panic, mostly.

What third parties we receive data from

Probably none? None that I know of.

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

If we think you’re a spammer based on the Automattic spammer capabilities we may chuck your stuff or mark it as spam.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I’m a boring blogger, I’m not sure of any industry regulatory disclosures that impact me.