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My website address is:

I am Stephen Browne, creator and writer of this website. I am from Australia, I am an electrician, and I love to be creative as well as to learn new things, but you can learn more about me here.

I personally have no interest in your personal data, nor do I ever pass your personal data on to anyone. However running a website does mean using some third party apps and plugins that can store data, or companies who use cookies for analytical purposes.

On top of this, there are obviously traces of information left on the site should you choose to leave a comment, and any subscriptions to emails or newsletters do involve giving your name and email address.

Read on below for all the technical jargon.



What personal data we collect and why we collect it?


Comments & Information Willingly offered

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 anonymised 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.



If you ever write fo this website or 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.


    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.


    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.


    3rd Party Plugins, Apps & Services


    MailChimp: This is my current email campaign manager of choice. If you subscribe to my emails then there are input fields that you have filled out such as: Name and Email.

    The information is required to build mailing lists and you can read their specific policy at the following link;


    Akismet Anti-Spam: This is an anti spam comment filter plugin. They keep spam related data for 14-90 days, you can take a deeper look at their website below;


    Cloudflare; This is a server provider of sorts. I use them to store cached information closer to the end user for quicker delivery. Their privacy policy is linked below;


    Google Analytics & Adsense


    Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

    • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
    • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
    • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting

    For further information read the following links;


    If you would like to opt out then Google has got the following web browser tool for you;



    Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your browser for ease of use and speed as well as analytics such as the type of device used to view the website or the location of the audience.

    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.

    The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record information on what pages users visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads or opt-in forms, customise content based on the visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

    Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by the Website, by changing the settings in their internet browser and may permanently deny the use of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via the Internet browser’s settings.However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies websites may act differently.

    Affiliate Program Participation

    The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

    The Browne Town is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to and other regional Amazon store fronts.

    As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customised links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales at no extra cost to you.



    At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information or criminal background. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.




    The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us through our contact form and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.




    If things are unclear, please contact me and I’ll see if I can clear anything up for you.

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