1. Introduction

If you contact me through this website, the details of that communication will remain private between you and me. I don’t pass this information to third parties and I don’t sell this data. However, if you are a spammer, see point 6 below.

As a private individual operating without a company, the data I ‘collect’ is minimal so this page of official-looking text may seem to be ‘over-kill’. Even so, it’s accurate!

2. When you contact me through this website’s contact form

The information you send to me using the contact form on this website will be sent by email. That email will be deleted from the email server when I check my mail. It will also be temporarily saved on this website, but only for 24 hours. The website is configured to automatically delete this data after that period of time. This helps reduce the scale of a data breach should this website be hacked.

3. Cookies and tracking code

As you know, cookies are small information-tracking files that pass between websites and web browsers. They can be used by website owners to serve personalised data. They can also help website owners accumulate statistics on how many visitors view which parts of a website, etc.

This website uses no tracking systems whatsoever and to the best of my knowledge sets no cookies, which explains why you’re not pestered by a GDPR pop-up consent request. I’ve worked hard to get it this way!

4. What are your rights?

In keeping with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations of May 2018:

  • you have the right to request of me what data I hold on you as a result of you using this website’s contact form
  • and the right to request that I delete that data if you ask me to do so.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how I have handled your personal data, you can contact me to have the matter investigated. If you are not satisfied with my response or believe I am processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/.

5. Useful software

If you want to keep yourself informed of what trackers and cookies a website uses or if you wish to prevent your browsing from allowing these systems, a good starting place is to install the Ghostery or Privacy Badger browser extension. These extensions help you to manage website trackers for a cleaner, faster, safer experience.

6. Spam

Spammers who succeed in getting their stuff through my contact form will not be covered by the above policy. Trying to flog me stuff by mail that I’ve not consented to receive which also denies me the ability to unsubscribe is not something that merits fair play from me. Instead, I pass the originating email addresses to a spread of anti-spamming services. If you don’t respect my privacy, I won’t respect yours.