What data is collected and used?
The following data is automatically collected and stored during your visit:
When commenting on any post or page the following information is collected and stored: commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided to the comment form), submission date/time, and IP address.
If you decide to comment on any post or page while logged into and using a WordPress account or social media account, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ your user ID on that account as well website url (if available) and MD5 hash of your email address (if available) will also be collected.
This blog has Akismet anti spam enabled and the following is sent to Akismet for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent. You can find out more about Akismet by following the link at the bottom of every blog page.
When signing up to follow this blog your WordPress ID and/or email is collected and stored. Following the blog will send you regular emails from WordPress.com when new posts are released on this blog. You will not receive any other emails except these and are free to cancel these emails and unfollow this blog at any time.
Your data will not be shared or sold to any third parties except in compliance with law authorities. You will not be contacted via email at any time, except in receiving updates as detailed above, unless you have expressly requested to be contacted in this way through a direct email to me.
When emailing me via direct email all information in addition to your name, email and url address will be kept private and confidential and will only be used to directly respond to you via email. Any additional information you provide while contacting me will not be shared with any third parties and will be deleted after a reasonable period of time.
This site has cookies enabled by default. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer/browser when visiting this website. You will see a strap appear at the bottom of the screen when you open up my blog where you can accept cookies (once accepted it will disappear). You are free to disable cookies and do not have to consent to their use, however this website requires cookies to be enabled to function properly. When commenting on this blog the comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. For more information on what cookies are and how to control cookie usage please click here
This blog uses WordPress which provides general analytical information of all users activities including country location of users and which links are clicked and any search terms which may be used while looking on the website or entering the website via certain search engines. This information provides me with general details of where blog users come from and which posts/pages are most viewed. These general statistics of where blog visitors originate and which posts/pages are most clicked may be shared however they will not be identified to specific persons or accounts.
Data Syncing is enabled on this site and means that a shadow version of this blog is saved onto the WordPress servers. This includes any commenters personal information collected (as listed above). I am not responsible for this synced version of data. For more information on this and general information about using/interacting with WordPress blogs please see Automattic’s privacy notice.
Your safety & rights to data control
You are free to know what personal data is collected and ask for its deletion if you wish. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for this. At the time of writing this WordPress is still working on enabling its users to delete the information collected during visits. As soon as this is enabled I will be able to delete all information on your visit if you wish it to be deleted.
Data protection of minors
This blog is free to view by all ages. It is not my intention to collect personal information of those below the age of 16. It is a parent/guardian’s duty to provide suitable supervision and consent. If you are a parent/guardian of a minor who’s data has been collected and wish for it to be removed you are free to email email@example.com to request this.
Should I hold a competitions or giveaways on this blog, users participating will be required to provide names and email addresses to enter. Details of individual competitions/giveaways will be included on the relevant blog posts as well as be included in the rules of that competition/giveaway. By entering you consent to be contacted via the email you have used to enter.
Winners may be required to provide mailing addresses (where the prize is a physical item as opposed to a digital item) Winners names/user IDs may also be used in subsequent blog posts to identify the winner of the competition/giveaway. All information provided to me via any competition/giveaway will be kept until a valid winner is identified and contacted then all information of all entrants will be deleted.
Changes to policy
For more information or if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on GDPR and your rights please contact the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).