Updated 6th March 2020
Who we are
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.
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.
If you complete a contact form, your information (name, email address and message) will be sent to our email account. We will use this information to reply to you. This information may be kept for up to 3 years.
The following list outlines exactly what cookies this website uses, and what they are used for:
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and what content is most popular. This helps to ensure that our website is responding to your needs in the best way possible. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
- __utma (Expiry: 2 years)
- __utmb (Expiry: 30 minutes)
- __utmc (Expiry: At end of session)
- __utmz (Expiry: 6 months)
When you leave a comment on our blog, three cookies are set to store your name, email address and website. This is so that if you wish to leave another comment, you won’t have to re-type this information:
- comment_author_960874af1656a0ef0aa0dcd6b720d9e1 (Expiry: A little under 1 year)
- comment_author_email_960874af1656a0ef0aa0dcd6b720d9e1 (Expiry: A little under 1 year)
- comment_author_url_960874af1656a0ef0aa0dcd6b720d9e1 (Expiry: A little under 1 year)
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.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with any third party sites. Be aware some of the links on our site will go to third-party sites. We suggest you look at the privacy policies of these sites as we do not have any control over what third party sites do with your data.
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments or used our contact form, 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01367 252807.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.