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Who We Are

Our website address is: This is where you are now (in case you thought you were somewhere else). It is the website for Ian Chadwick running for Collingwood Council in 2022 and is egregiously local in content. My personal blog site is, but the content there is not always related to local issues, is full of opinions and grumbling, and may be more controversial or meandering than you are accustomed to. Click at your own risk.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s (your) IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Comments are moderated: spam will be deleted immediately. Abuse will not be tolerated. You will not be allowed to be disrespectful of me, Godzilla films, ukulele players, Shakespeare, or other candidates. If you want to express your ideas fully or engage in dialogue, this is a poor platform for discourse; you are better directed to social media or my blog.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash but not related in any way to potatoes) 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. You do have a Gravatar pic, right?


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. But why would you do that here? Save the pictures for social media.


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, should you be so moved to do so. These cookies will last for one year or until this site is taken down after the municipal election.

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. Sic friat crustulum.

If 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 like bad leftovers in the back of your fridge. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed and the universe will spin comfortably on its axis without you.

If you edit or publish an article (not that you will be allowed to do so), an additional cookie will be saved in your browser (pecan, not chocolate). This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one, long, dreary day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, quotations, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. We don’t control it.

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. We take no comfort or interest in what other sites do to your data, but be careful.

Who we share your data with

We don’t want your data unless you subscribe to receive updates. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. We won’t deliberately share anything you enter here with anyone else, and not just because no one else cares. But we can’t control what others copy and paste into social media. Some folk aren’t as nice as we are.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely or until the next Ice Age, whichever comes first. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. However, after the municipal election, you probably don’t have much, if any, reason to comment. You either voted for me or not. After the election, this site will be consigned to the digital grave, so nothing will be retained once that happens.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile, but we promise not to make fun of it to share it on social media. 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, but will not do it unless it proves obscene or abusive.

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. Our lawyers will tell us what we should not keep. Frankly, we’d rather not keep any of it. This isn’t Facebook, after all.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service that wants to prevent you from posting clickbait, selling adult sex toys, promoting products not related to Godzilla, or offering you free spins in an online casino. Internet trolls, or international actors with more tech savvy or maliciousness than we have may steal data as it passes through our flaccid digital fingers, but that’s outside our control. We discourage them whenever and wherever possible. Do not post anything confidential, personal, or relating to your passwords.