Privacy Policy

The author is committed to protecting your personal information and will not voluntarily disclose your personal information to third-parties except as outlined in this document and except where disclosure is required by law.

What information is collected about you?

Personal Information

Personal information is only collected when you use the contact form, reply to existing comments or post new comments on the website. At such times you may be asked to disclose personal information shown in the form such as your name and e-mail address.

If you have submitted personal information in a comment and would like to have the personal information removed please contact the author with your request. Your content and comments may have to be deleted together with your personal information.

Website Logs

Our servers will log your public internet IP address and your publicly shared bowser and operating system details.

This information is used during the normal course of operating and optimising this website and for keeping it safe from malicious attacks. Under normal operations logs are purged after 14 days.

Essential Cookies

HueStones uses essential cookies for operating this website and to personalise the website for your chosen settings; for example to keep you logged into your account or remember your preferences.

Website Analytics

HueStones uses analytics cookies and scripts to anonymously learn from your interactions with the website so we can optimise and improve the websites performance over time. This anonymised data is key to helping us understand what content is popular, spot when visitors are having trouble accessing our content and gauge how we can better serve our visitors.

Analytics cookies are optional but we strongly urge you to leave these on. If you would rather we did not track your future interactions with our website, you can change your consent by clicking the button below, then choosing a different option in the consent bar that appears at the bottom of this page.

Revoke consent

How your personal information is used?

Your personal information is NOT used to develop a personal profile of you. The author will use your personal information only for the following purposes:

  1. to display information you provide in the context of the content or comments you posted;
  2. to show your profile picture in the context of your posted comment. An anonymised string is created from your email address (also called a hash) and provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to other visitors in the context of your comment;
    The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:
  3. to contact you regarding a contribution you have made to the website;
  4. to personalise the way content is presented to you;

The author will not automatically contact you for marketing purposes or for promoting new services to you unless you specifically agree to be contacted for these purposes.

Where your information is stored?

Your information will be stored and processed on servers in Ireland. These servers are presently owned and managed by AWS Cloud Services and who is our Data Processor.

Embedded content from other websites

Some pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, etc…) from other websites owned and operated by third-parties. Embedded content these third-party 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 with them and are logged-in to that website.

These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies and we urge you to familiarise yourself with those.

The author does not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk. However, if you find a third-party link or embedded content on this website which you feel is determinant to the privacy of our visitors, please inform the author of your concern.


In order to protect this website from automated spam bots we use reCAPTCHA technology from Google.

reCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that helps protect websites from spam and abuse. A “CAPTCHA” is a test to tell human and bots apart. It is easy for humans to solve, but hard for “bots” and other malicious software to figure out.

Use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Our Terms of Use

By browsing this website you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.