When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 subscribe to this blog or use my contact form you will be providing your name and email address and possibly also your telephone number and the URL for your website. I also capture the IP address from which you sent the form.
I automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered this site if any, the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access this site, your web browser type, type of mobile device, language settings and computer operating system.
I may use all of this information to improve the performance, design or content of this site.
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 have their own privacy and cookie policies.
I may share your data with services to help me complete the following:
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This enables me to recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. If you subscribe to my newsletter I retain your data for the duration of your subscription save that I retain your email address and a record of the IP address from which you originally subscribed indefinitely so that I can ensure that I can supress your email address from any email lists that I may subsequently acquire. If you send me a contact form or an email I will retain the information in that form or email indefinitely.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
Please note that I will ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about my collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Under the CCPA, California consumers have the right to:
If you make a request under GDPR or CCPA , I have thirty-days to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact me by using the contact form.
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You will be able to unsubscribe at any time from the newsletter (though I hope you won’t) and I promise no spam and I won’t share your data with anyone.