Privacy Policy

Writings, Ramblings and Reviews understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. I respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website http://www.writingsramblingsandreviews.co.uk and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with my obligations and your rights under the law.

Who we are

http://www.writingsramblingsandreviews.co.uk is [owned and] operated by Kelly Brett, a Sole Trader registered in England. Email address: writingsramblingsreviews@hotmail.co.uk

What is personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site 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.

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.

Contact forms

If you send us a message through our contact form we may collect some data (Name, email address), we will only use that data for the purpose that you submitted it for.

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, 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.

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.

Who we share your data with

Gleam – We use this to run giveaways and competitions on the site. We will store your name and e-mail address for the purpose of contacting you should you win a prize. Please refer to Gleams privacy policy for further information.

Statcounter – We use this to track usage of our website. You can see their Privacy Policy here

How long we retain your data

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.

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 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.

You may access writingsramblingsreviews@hotmail.co.uk without providing any personal data at all. You may restrict use of Cookies. 

Where we send/share your data

I will not share any of your personal data without your prior permission (for example if you are a winner of a competition for the purpose of sending your prize) with any third parties for any purposes, subject to one important exception.

In some limited circumstances, I may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if I am involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

I will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.  Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Kelly Brett

Email – writingsramblingsreviews@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter – @Moolboots

Instagram – @_moolboots

Address – 32, NG11 6AN

Changes to the policy

I may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if I change writingsramblingsreviews@hotmail.co.uk business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Any changes will be immediately posted on writingsramblingsreviews@hotmail.co.uk and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of writingsramblingsreviews@hotmail.co.ukfollowing the alterations. I recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

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