Privacy Policy

Who we are

ChargeBlog is run by Michael Charge and is a hobby blog run by a single individual. The web address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The site collects limited amounts of data from users of this site. Further details are found below


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. This information is sent to Disqus.

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.


The following cookies are used on the site:

WordPress: WordPress’s cookie policy can be found at

Jetpack: Jetpack’s cookie policy can be found at

Disquis: Disquis uses cookies to assist users with interactions with the comments system. Their policy can be found at

Cloudflare: Cloudflare uses cookies to identify safe and secure traffic. Their policy can be found at

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 sites analytics are handled by Jetpack. This only stores standard, limited information on a user, such as geo-location data, clicks and referral locations.

Who we share your data with

Some third party providers are used for functionality on the site. These are listed below, along with links to their Privacy Policies:

Jetpack: Various systems on the site require the use of Jetpack, a plugin from Automattic, including analytics. Their privacy policy can be found at

Disqus: The comments system runs vis Disqus so all information is stored by them. Their privacy policy can be found at

Cloudflare: Cloudflare is used for various performance and secruity reasons. Their privacy policy can be found at

Akismet: We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you subscribe to the newsletter, your subscription information is kept as long as you are receiving emails. When you unsubscribe the data is removed.

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.

Any comments posted to this site can be deleted via the site or by contacting the administrator

Where we send your data

Comments are stored via Disqus

Additional Information

Amazon Affiliates: ChargeBlog 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 linking to or .

Your contact information

If you have any privacy related issues, please contact me using the Contact Me link in the top bar or using the details below:

Michael Charge

michaelcharge [at]