Privacy Policy

Who we are

I need new hobbies. is run by Scott. Our website address is: For further contact information, please contact us via email. We confirm the legitimacy of your need for that information from there, and provide things such as physical address, phone number and so forth on a need-to-know basis.

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.

Contact forms

At present, we don’t have any pure contact forms on this website.

Email Subscription forms

We do have a form by which you can subscribe to our posts by email. We do not share your email address with any outside party, and you should be able to unsubscribe without our assistance. If you have any trouble doing so, please contact us.


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

All of our analytics are done in-house, on our own server. (They’re largely ignored, too, but that’s another story.) We do not partner up with anyone like Google Analytics, so we’re not sharing your visitor data with them (aside from any data that may be collected by embedded third-party content, but that’s covered elsewhere in this document).

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

We do not knowingly or intentionally share your contact information with any outside source. If you include your contact information in a comment left on this site, that’s about the extent of the sharing.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have a number of WordPress security measures in place that we’d, of course, prefer not to name here, just to keep bored and/or malicious people on their toes. Our site does use HTTPS, as well.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We take data breaches as seriously as a one-person operation who barely allows commenting can take them. If you believe that a data breach has taken place on our site (whether it has affected you, could affect you, or not), please contact us, and we’ll do our best to figure things out with you, our hosting provider, and anyone else who may be affected.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t have other entities mine your data. Do we look like pod people or something? (Don’t answer that.)

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

As mentioned above, we use Akismet to check for comment spam, if that counts, but otherwise, we don’t do this sort of thing.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Nope, we’re good here. As this site and its owner are not actually part of any proper industry, we’re also not bound by any sort of regulations related to industry.