What personal data is collected and how it is proccessed
When visitors leave comments on the blog posts 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Using the Contact form requires you to provide your name and email details so that I can respond to your enquiry. This information is kept for one year after the last contact between us. There is also a form to report any errors you encounter but you do not have to leave your name or email details unless you want a response from me.
If you leave a comment on the 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.
Registered clients have a dedicated client area for their convenience. This feature uses a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies, it 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. Access will remain open for the duration of the collaboration between us.
Embedded content from other websites
Basic data is collected, using Google Analytics, for all visitors to the website. This is purely to understand user patterns in terms of what pages are being looked at and where visitors are from (country and city). Statistical data is produced on a monthly basis to study patterns in the use of the website. No analysis of specific user data including IP address is undertaken.
A log of all search queries is made for analytics purposes to improve the quality and effectiveness of the website, this process does not log IP address or any other personal data in any way.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments and form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or reason. Your details will never be sold to a third party.