Trust and integrity are core values of Mindstream, so be assured your privacy is protected.

  • Email: Any information you provide to sign up for email is used only for that purpose and you may unsubscribe at any time. MailChimp is the provider of our email service and they track statistics on delivery and click-throughs to help us improve our communications. For more info, please see MailChimp’s privacy policy.
  • Cookies: We use cookies (small data files stored on your device) to offer you a better browsing experience, analyze site traffic, and personalise content. This information is reported in a collective, anonymised manner to us. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies in your browser settings or refrain from using this site.
  • Personal Data: Under GDPR, you have the right to access and amend any personal data that Mindstream holds. Currently that is only your email address and first name. If you wish to amend or delete that, please unsubscribe from our email newsletter or send a request via the email form on the Contact page.

Our privacy policy will be reviewed, updated and communicated regularly as we add functionality. This notice is dated January 2019.

For a more detailed explanation, please read on:

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) 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.

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

Who we share your data with
No one.

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.

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.

Your contact information
This may be changed at any time by using the Contact form on this website, or by clicking through the bottom of the email newsletter to “manage preferences.” If you’d like us to delete your information from this website or the email database, just Contact us.

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