Here is an outline of data collected by this website (

What personal information do I collect from people that visit my blog and why?

Name or username, email address, IP address and website URL. I also collect non identifiable data such as browser information in order for me to see my website statistics. I use your data to run my site efficiently and to personalise 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.

Blog comments

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. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is here 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.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, I use cookies to collect information on your browsing behaviour. Cookies are placed on the device you are viewing the site on and remember when that device accesses the site. These cookies do not collect personal information but monitor your behaviour whilst browsing. If you leave a comment on my website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is so it’ll save you time if you comment again however this is optional. These cookies will last one year.

These cookies and the information they collect help improve this site for yourself and future visitors by monitoring traffic of users and success of particular content. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings.

Embedded content from other websites

Occasionally, I may include links to other articles, photographs or links for items I have mentioned on my website. These websites may collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies and I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these outside sites. However, I seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these matters.

Third Party Plug-Ins

This site uses Google Analytics to collect information such as details of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. I also check my statistics on WordPress. You can opt out of this by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Website back up

I occasionally back up my website which can include all comments and personal data that is attached.

Do I share data?

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise provide to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless required to do so by law or for giveaways where I have collaborated with a brand. An example of this is when choosing a winner in a giveaway and therefore needing to pass on the winner information to the brand in order for them to send out the prize. By entering any giveaway or entering such information, you are agreeing to the terms of this. If you are not happy with this please do not enter any giveaways I may host. If a giveaway is collaborated with a brand I will clearly state this.

How long do I retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained for an indefinite time period. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a queue for moderation. For users that register on my blog website (if any) the personal information you provide is in your user profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at all times, barring usernames.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Further security information:

This website is secured by SSL. 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 be emailed immediately by my security provider. If there is a breach, I will assess the risk to your personal data and report any significant risks to the correct authorities where necessary.

Please contact for privacy-specific concerns or if you want me to clarify any of the above.

This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated when appropriate – last updated on 1st March 2019.