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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, but your IP address is not published.

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.

Contact forms

You do not have to provide your real name. If you don’t provide a working email address we are unable to reply to you.

By sending us a message you consent to us retaining the information in our email system, and also to retaining any subsequent exchange of emails. We may use this information in later research. We may also use it as background information in articles if it is possible to do so on an anonymous basis so you cannot be identified.


CordBusters stores cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information stored in the visitor’s browser. They enable a better user experience, various features and ad tracking.

By visiting this website you agree to accept cookies. Information about removing cookies and even preventing them from being saved are presented around the internet.

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.

Display Ads

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit

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.


CordBusters uses “third-party cookies”, set by an analytics company. The information collected is non-personal information – we cannot identify you from it. It is used for creating statistics which help us improve the site, for example by knowing which pages are most frequently viewed and the number of visitors who access CordBusters through their mobile.

CordBusters works perfectly well if you choose to block these cookies through your browser, or by using tools such as Google Analytics Opt-Out.

Who we share your data with

CordBusters uses a service called OneSignal to enable push notifications with updates on content we publish. OneSignal does not store the IP addresses of end-users from countries within the EU. Information on unsubscribing from push notifications can be found here.

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.

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.

Accessing your data (Subject Access Request)

If you want to see a copy of the information I hold about you, please email me at editor [at]

and specify the Name and Email Address you used so I can locate your information. I will respond within a month. The email requesting this SAR needs to come from the email address you used, so I can be sure that I am not sending personal data to the wrong person.

Contact information

You can contact me either via this contact form or directly via  editor [at]

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