Privacy Policy

Nicholas Tresilian operates the website It is Nicholas Tresilian’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information which may collected while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Nicholas Tresilian collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Nicholas Tresilian’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Nicholas Tresilian’s visitors use the website.

Nicholas Tresilian also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Nicholas Tresilian only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Nicholas Tresilian’s websites choose to interact with Nicholas Tresilian in ways that require Nicholas Tresilian to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Nicholas Tresilian gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Nicholas Tresilian updates or responses via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Nicholas Tresilian collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Nicholas Tresilian. Nicholas Tresilian does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Nicholas Tresilian may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Nicholas Tresilian may monitor the most popular pages on the site. Nicholas Tresilian may share this information with others. However, Nicholas Tresilian does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Nicholas Tresilian discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Nicholas Tresilian’s behalf or to provide services available at Nicholas Tresilian’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Nicholas Tresilian’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Nicholas Tresilian will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Nicholas Tresilian discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Nicholas Tresilian believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Nicholas Tresilian, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Nicholas Tresilian website and have supplied your email address, Nicholas Tresilian may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Nicholas Tresilian and our products. We primarily use our news blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Nicholas Tresilian takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Nicholas Tresilian uses cookies to help Nicholas Tresilian identify and track visitors, their usage of Nicholas Tresilian’s website, and their website access preferences. Nicholas Tresilian visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Nicholas Tresilian’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Nicholas Tresilian’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Nicholas Tresilian may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Nicholas Tresilian’s sole discretion. Nicholas Tresilian encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.