What information is collected?
This website may collect the following information:
- Name or user name
- Contact information including email address
- IP address
- Website URL
- Demographic information such as location, preferences and interests
Why do I gather this information?
I require this information for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- To view websites statistics and analytics
- Improve user experience
How do I protect your information?
I never ask for credit card numbers or payment details. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of people who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. I implement a variety of security measures when a user enters or submits their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
This website is protected by an online firewall which blocks hacking attempts and security breaches. If there is a breach or security issue I will assess the risk to your personal data and report any significant risks to you via email.
What rights you have over your data
You may request details of personal information which I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can request that I erase any personal data I hold. This does not include any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
I will not sell or distribute your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. These cookies do not collect personal information but monitor your behaviour whilst browsing.
I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
When visitors leave comments on my website I collect the data shown in the comment form, the visitors 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. You can choose to be notified for follow-up comments by email and be notified for new posts when you leave a comment. These things are optional and only you can opt in.
Embedded content from other websites
Third party plug ins
This site uses Google Analytics to collect information such as details of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Website back up
I back up my website regularly including all comments and personal data attached.
This policy will be reviewed regularly and may be updated if necessary. Please check this page periodically to ensure that you are aware and happy with these changes. This policy has been last updated on 20th May 2019.