Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

May 25th 2018

Owner and Data Controller

Kirsty McGovern

 

TYPES OF DATA COLLECTED

 

Contact form

Information you enter into my contact form including your name, email and message.

Newsletter Opt In

Name’s and email addresses are collected through my newsletter opt in. I use MailChimp for this service and their privacy policy can be found at: mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitors IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. See the WordPress privacy policy en-gb.wordpress.org/about/privacy/

An anonymized 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 available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, WordPress will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, WordPress 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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 may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

See Google Analytics Privacy Policy at: policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

 

DATA PROCESSING

 

Methods of processing /How we protect your data

The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorised destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organisational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this Website (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner.

 

HOW LONG YOUR DATA IS RETAINED

 

Contact Form

If we work together, data is kept for 7 years after our work has ended. If we don’t work together, it is only kept for as long as we are in correspondence.

Newsletter

If you agree to join my newsletter you can opt out at anytime by using the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of each email. Consent is refreshed periodically.

Comments

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

PURPOSE OF PROCESSING

 

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Contacting the User, SPAM protection, Analytics, Interaction with external social networks and platforms, Managing contacts and sending messages and Displaying content from external platforms. As well as improving mywebsite.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Contact form (this Website)

By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorises this Website to use these details to reply to requests for information.

Mailing list or newsletter (this Website)

By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the Users email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this Website.

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them i.e. YouTube.This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Website.
The interaction and information obtained through this Website are always subject to the Users privacy settings for each social network.
This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

SPAM protection

This type of service analyses the traffic of this Website, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognised as SPAM.Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc.Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.Privacy Policy.

 

YOUR RIGHTS OVER YOUR DATA

 

If you have an account on this site, or 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 to us. 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.

 

WHERE YOUR DATA IS SENT

 

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

 

DATA DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

 

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist in operating my website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect my or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

 

THIRD PARTY LINKS

 

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

 

YOUR CONSENT

 

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 

If I decide to change my privacy policy, I will post those changes on this page.