Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is the personal photo gallery of Malcolm McEwen. All media (images, video and audio) as well as any literary content, unless otherwise stated, are the copyright of Malcolm McEwen.

The 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 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.


I do not intend to upload or permit the upload of any third party data to this site.

However If you do upload images to the website (i.e personal image/gravatar) 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 visit our login page, 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

I do not sell or share you data with any third parties except those that provide analytical services (i.e Jetpack) that are useful to running and maintaining this site. However content on this web site is publicly shared across the internet and may be linked, copied or indexed by third parties such as Search engines, other web sites and individuals. I have no control over what those third parties do with that content or any data therein.

But be aware that they are watching you, even though I am not.

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.

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

Any contact information is treated as personal and is gathered for the sole purpose of contacting you in relation to this site. I do not share that information with third parties.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site is protected by BulletProof Security Pro. In the last 8 years BPS pro has protected over 50,000 web sites; none have ever been hacked.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This site is protected by BulletProof Security Pro. In the last 8 years BPS pro has protected over 50,000 web sites; none have ever been hacked.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive no data from any third parties except for analytical data processed by a third party (i.e Jetpack) and generated by users of this site. No other data is received or of interest.

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

Data may be processed in order to facilitate maintaining this site and/or for the purposes of contacting users.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements