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Privacy Policy

Effective date: 28th September 2022


This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use my website and the choices you have associated with that data. I use your data to provide and improve the website. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


I am committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy is to inform you of the data I collect, what I do with it, and how I keep it secure.


My website address is: Questions about privacy and data can be sent to


What Personal Data I Collect And Why I Collect It

I only collect information I know I will genuinely use, and I collect it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This information is likely to include your name and email address. It may also include responses given in surveys, and data collected from newsletter activity (such as whether you have opened it, or clicked a link contained in it). 


This information helps me understand what my readers like and enables me to send more relevant communications. When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


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.


I use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse the use of the Website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.


For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page:



I use Mailerlite as my Newsletter delivery service. When you sign up to join my newsletter list on the website, your name and email address are collected by Mailerlite. They take the security of your data very seriously. You can read their privacy policy here:


You can unsubscribe from my newsletter via the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every newsletter. You can also change your preferences using the link at the bottom of every newsletter. You can also email me at any time and ask me to completely ‘forget’ any information Mailerlite holds in connection with you. 


I use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the Website and hold certain information. Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse my Website. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.


Who I Share Your Data With And How I Protect It

Data collected is used only by me, or by people working with me. It will never be sold or used for any other purpose. I protect your data with secure passwords, regularly changed.


How Long I Retain Your Data For

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


If you have given me your email address by subscribing to my mailing list, I will keep you on this list until you ask to be removed. You will be removed instantly, and never resubscribed unless you ask to be.


What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have left comments on my website, 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.


Your Data Protection Rights under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Rights

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. I aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data I hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact me.


In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

The right to access, update or to delete the information I have on you. 

The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

The right to object. You have the right to object to my processing of your Personal Data.

The right of restriction. You have the right to request that I restrict the processing of your personal information.

The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information I have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.


Links to other websites 

My Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by me. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.



Changes to this Privacy Policy

I may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. I will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on the Website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.


You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.



If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me by email at

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