Who we are

We are Lazy Ferret, our website address is lazyferret.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments / reviews

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.


Just like most websites, we track anonymous visitor data using Google Analytics. This includes things like the buttons which have been clicked and the pages viewed – there’s no way to trace this back to you individually, and we’d have no interest in doing that even if it was possible.

Store purchases

If you buy a product from us, we store the fact you’ve done this, and will keep this association indefinitely. This information allows us to determine if you own one of our products, and is required if you’re using a code snippet or similar solution.

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 anonymous behaviour is sent to Google Analytics. If you sign up to our mailing list or contact us this data will be sent and stored by Mailchimp.

Our contact information

You can email use at [email protected]

Additional information

How we protect your data

We make every effort to protect your personal data by using best development practices. No offline copies of your data are stored, and we don’t keep any data which isn’t essential to process online transactions.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we detect user data has been accessed, we’ll let you know immediately and recommend you change your password to the site.