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This Privacy Policy page was set up by Administrators of Quantum 9.

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 anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) requires providing 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 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 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 requires discarding 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 the user selects “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If the user logs out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If users 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and remain logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Privacy Policy vendors include the following:

Google Analytics

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata require retainment indefinitely. However, 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.

What rights you have over your data

Firstly, 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. Secondly, you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. Lastly, this approach does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments require checking through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Michael Mayes


Privacy Policy Additional Information

How we protect your data

We do not sell your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have systems in place to deal with breaches.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not advertise on our site as per the Quantum 9 Privacy Policy.

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

We do not allow customers to apply for credit or aggregating your data into an advertising profile.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

No industry regulatory disclosures required for this site.

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