Privacy Policy

Who we are

SmallByte Technology Solutions a technology business operating out of the United Kingdom.

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.

Media that is used on this website should be free from any copyright claim and if appropriate licence required it will be held on record for reference.

Contact forms

Contact forms are presented on this website for your convenience, all information entered into these forms is then offered to SmallByte Technology Solutions to contact you and offer to provide services or assistance. The data is held within secure email and isn’t shared with any other third parties.


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.


This website collects statistical data through the use of privately managed Matomo server software which acts like Google Analytics, however, it’s privately managed and there is no access to third parties.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any other third parties, any and all data collected or generated by you the user, is strictly held for the purposes of conducting our daily business affairs.

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

Contact information provided will be held and managed in secure email and will only be used for the purposes of contacting you back and conducting solicited business.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We manage a strict internal data security methodology and (if) any user data is held private and confidential and never shared with 3rd parties unless said 3rd party is acting as data processor for SmallByte Technology Solutions in the capacity of providing extra services or data analytics.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If in the event of a security breach that’s detected. SmallByte Technology Solutions will report such activity to the relevant authorities and should any private user data be disclosed we will inform all users of the breach and what if any data has been obtained.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive additional information from 3rd parties such as Google with regards to analytics processing of collected user metadata such as IP address, OS software version, browser software version, device type, screen resolution, etc…

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

Other than the use of Matomo for data processing we do not operate any further data processing of any collected data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements