the informal version of this page

  • We (the Waffling Taylors) don’t collect any data on you.
  • We did used to use Google Analytics, but we have since stopped using it.

opting out of Google Analytics (web-wide) can be as simple as installing this plugin

  • We do use a third party to handle our commenting system - Disqus

you can read about their privacy policy here

  • We also use a third party to host and serve our podcast episodes

their privacy policy is available here

  • We also use an embedded SoundCloud player

one more privacy policy

That’s about it, really.

Who we are

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 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 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. The commenting system is currently handled by a third party (“Disqus”). See “Who we share your data with” below

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. The third party services where content is embedded from includes (and is limited to):

Clicking the above links will load the privacy policies of those third parties. Please direct any questions regarding the points in those privacy policies to the relevant companies,

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

Comment data is not stored at our site (aka for any period of time. All comment data is handled by our commenting third party (aka “Disqus”), please review and send any requests for information to them. The Disqus privacy policy can be accessed at As mentioned above, we also use Transistor and SoundCloud as part of this website. Please see their privacy policies (linked below) and direct any questions regarding them to the relevant companies:

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments at this site, any requests for data held on you should be sent to Disqus. Please see the Disqus privacy policy (above) for more details.