Who we are
When visitors leave comments on our website, we 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 upload images to our 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.
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 visit our login page, we 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, we 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.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your personal information with any third-party companies for marketing purposes. However, we may share your information with third-party service providers who help us to operate our business, such as shipping companies, payment processors, and marketing platforms. We ensure that all third-party providers comply with the GDPR and other applicable privacy laws.
How long we retain your data
We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. 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.
What rights you have over your data
You have the right to request access to your personal data, as well as to request that we correct, amend, or delete any personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we restrict the processing of your personal data or object to our processing of your personal data. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [email protected]
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Your personal data may also be transferred to and processed in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) where the data protection laws may not be as stringent as in the UK. However, we ensure that all such transfers are in compliance with applicable data protection laws and are safeguarded by appropriate measures.