Privacy Policy


The website address is: http://www.johnhardcastle.co.uk.

What personal data is collected and why?

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string is collected to help spam detection.

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 may be 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 the 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, a temporary cookie will be established 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, several cookies are set-up 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site utilises tracking via Statcounter.

Statcounter is an online service which helps understand visitor traffic; for example, how visitors find the website, how long they spend on the site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. Statcounter is used because better understanding how visitors are interacting with the website may help improve the content, design and functionality of the site.

Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

-Time and date of visit (this can help identify and plan for busy periods on the website)

-IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)

-Browser and Operating System (this can help ensure that the website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access this site)

-Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help make sure that the website functions correctly on the devices used to access the site)

-Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help with understanding which search engines are helping visitors to find the website)

Furthermore, when you visit the website a Statcounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

You can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse same here:
http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/

For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy the:
https://statcounter.com/about/legal/#privacy

How long is your data retained for?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

For users that register on the website (if any), the personal information provide in the user profile is retained. 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.

What rights you have 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, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that any personal data is removed but this does not include any data that must be kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

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

Contact details:

john @ johnhardcastle.co.uk