Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

The following provides an outline of data collected by

What personal information do you collect from people that visit the site and why?
Name or username, email address, IP address and website URL can be collected as well as non-identifiable data such as browser information.  This data is used to monitor statistics around usage, to run the site efficiently and in some cases to personalise user experience.

How do you protect my information?
This site will never ask for excessive or unnecessary data.  The limited data which is held 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. A variety of security measures are in place to maintain the safety of all data.

Blog comments
When visitors leave comments data is collected in the form of the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string - this is to help with 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.

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, at our discretion, we may include links to other articles, images or videos on this website.  These websites may collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We take no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. 

Third Party Plug Ins
This site uses Google Analytics to collect information such as details of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. You can opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. 

Do you share my data?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless required to do so by law or where this has been clearly stated as part of the terms of a  giveaway where the prize will be distributed directly from a brand or PR agency.  By entering any giveaway or entering such information, you are agreeing to the terms and agreeing to have your data shared in this way.

How long is my data retained for?
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. For users that register on this 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 except usernames.

What rights do I have over my data?
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided. 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.

Extra 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 this is notified to us immediately. If there is a breach we will assess the risk to your personal data and report any significant risks to the correct authorities if necessary.

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

This policy was last updated on 25 May 2018.

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