Privacy Policy

I am committed to keeping your personal information collected during a visit to my website accurate, confidential, secure and private. This privacy policy has been designed to ensure that all aspects of this website meet this standard. By using the Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy policy, which may be modified from time to time.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The information collected by this site falls into two categories. The first is the information you provide on the site in order to comment, subscribe or receive newsletters. This includes information provided voluntarily such as your name, address, email address etc. All of this information will be collected knowingly and will only be used for the purpose for which it was originally requested.

The second is the information collected when you navigate the site this refers to data which is automatically collected during a visit to the site, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies and server logs.

Comments

When you leave a comment 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. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Such information may be read, collected, or used by other users of this Site, including anonymous visitors. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

An anonymised 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.

Media

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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this 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.

Who we share your data with

No private information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes other than described in this Privacy Policy. By signing up for a newsletter or subscribing you are agreeing to receive our emails. You retain the right to opt out at any time. If our practices change, we will provide you with the relevant information as required by applicable law.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

No contact information will be shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes other than described in this Privacy Policy. By signing up for a newsletter or subscribing you are agreeing to receive our emails. You retain the right to opt out at any time. If our practices change, we will provide you with the relevant information as required by applicable law.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This page will never share or disclose any personal data. Comments are made public however so each user is responsible for not disclosing any information that they wish to keep private in the comments or on any interactive page on this site.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any information from third parties at the moment. Signing up for newsletters and or subscribing is purely voluntary and you can opt out at any time. If this policy changes, we will provide you with the relevant information as applicable by law.

Children Under Age of 13

This site does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without parental consent. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), immediate steps will be taken to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.

If you have any additional questions about subscribing, opting out or anything relating to this Privacy Policy please feel free to contact me via the contact page.