Who we are

Our website address is: https://thingsthatfold.com.

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.

Contact forms

If you use the contact form on this website or send us an email, we may retain any information you sent us indefinitely, although we retain the right to delete it sooner.


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.

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.


We may analyze traffic to our website using any analytics tools that are commercially available or are ordinarily used by website administrators. The analysis we conduct on incoming, outgoing, and internal traffic may be extensive, and can encompass information on geolocation, IP address, operating system, browser, and various other features from visitors to our website, which are provided to us by our analytics tools when the visitor interacts with our website. This information is used to help us better understand traffic to the website, and inform decisions on how to improve the website and perform supporting activities (such as marketing) better.

Who we share your data with

We will not share or sell your email address, or any other personal information about you, to any external party without your consent.

However, we may share traffic metrics to anyone. Traffic metrics may include geolocation, IP address, operating system, browser, and various other features, although we will attempt to hide information that can be used to identify individuals. Traffic data may be shared with anyone, including visitors to our site, in order to present insight into who uses our site.

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.

Traffic data may be retained indefinitely, to help us identify trends over time.

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.

Traffic data cannot be removed upon request, as it would be difficult to identify with certainty which traffic data belongs to you.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Traffic data may be processed by a third party analytics service.

Your contact information

Personal contact information will not be shared with any external party without your consent.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements