Pass the Olives

(All the subtitles I can think of are overused.)

Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is

Additional information about me can be found on the About page, other pages, and in blog entries.

What personal data do I collect and why


When you leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and your IP address and browser information to help spam detection.

My site generates its own gravatars, but if you use the Gravatar service, the site software checks your email anonymously to obtain your Gravatar. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your gravatar will be 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.


If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to save 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, I will also set up 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.

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 you had 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.

Who we share your data with

I don’t share data with anyone. First, I don’t know how, and secondly why?

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically.

If you register on my website, I store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time —except you cannot change your username unless you delete your account and then re-register. I and other website administrators (if any) can also see and edit that information.

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 I have about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data I have. This does not include any data I am 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 but otherwise, they stay here. I have no idea who else would want them.

How I protect your data

I have normal security measures installed and use a secure server. Access to the website is only given to trusted members of my staff or consultants hired by me working on my behalf.

What third parties I receive data from

I receive no information about you except what you give me.

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

I have no automated decision-making processes. I don’t do profiling although I do analyze who my clients tend to be, who is happy and what is working. That is not intended to invade privacy. Again, it is based on the information you have provided. Nothing from third parties.