Dennison Berwick at launch of Marine Diesel Basics 1 in Toronto, Canada

Privacy Policy and Security Practices of Marine Diesel Basics

Your privacy and online security are important to me.



  • No email or other information is shared with 3rd parties, except to complete a transaction you have authorized.
  • Email list maintained by MailChimp and EngineMailer.
  • Unsubscribe at any time from email lists.
  • No advertising on the website.
  • No "retargeting" advertising.
  • Use of Cookies:
    • if you leave a comment or testimonial on the site, the data shown in the comments form, your IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection.
    • if you opt-in to save your name, email address and website (so that you do not have to fill in these details again) this information will be saved in cookies which expire after one year.
    • if you use a Gravatar, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar 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 leave a comment or testimonial, the comment or testimonial and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that any follow-ups can be automatically recognized and approved instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
  • comments and testimonials may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
  • articles on this site may occasionally include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if a 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.



I endeavour to use the latest security software and best practices to safeguard YOU and the Marine Diesel Basics website from malware, phishing and spam etc.. Security steps include:

  • website is https compliant - green padlock on the left of the web address bar.
HTTPS green padlock Marine Diesel Basics
  • website hosted by SiteGround and operated through Cloudflare, the global web performance and security company (
Cloudflare active Marine Diesel Basics
  • new security firewall Wordfence plug-in activated to strengthen the website's WordPress defences against hacking, malware etc.
  • website's security status is checked weekly by Securi SiteCheck ( and posted on this page every Saturday.
Marine Diesel Basics Securi check-up February 13th, 2024
Marine Diesel Basics Securi check-up February 13th, 2024

Your Data Rights

If you have left comments or testimonials on this website, you can request to receive an exported file of your personal data, including any data you have provided. You can also request that any personal data be erased. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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