What personal data we collect and why we collect it
This privacy Statement has been created because we value our users and recognise their right to keep personal information private. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. If you notice we missed any crucial information you need, please email us.
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 and location data from images on the website.
When you send a message via one of the contact forms on this website, I receive them in my email client. The data you send is not stored on this website.
A cookie is an alphanumeric 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. 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 one 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 one day.
Embedded content from other websites
I use Google Analytics to gather data about how my website is used, such as the number of page views, the most viewed pages, when my visitors come from and generally how they journey through my website. This helps me create the kind of content that my visitors enjoy reading and helps me identify what’s working really well and what isn’t. I don’t know exactly who is visiting my website, as Google respects your privacy. If you’re at all concerned, then you can turn Google Analytics off for your visit to this website here: Click to enable/disable google analytics tracking.
Who we share your data with
We don’t sell or give information about you to other individuals, companies or services.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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. If you have an account on this site, and would like to see your data, please contact me via email.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.