Who I am

My website address is: https://www.comfortisforwimps.com.

I’m a blogger, thinker and adventurer who has no interest in doing anything horrible with your data. I’m one of you.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

The only data this site collects is your email address if you:

  1. Subscribe to receive an email notification from WordPress when I post a new blog. Your details are kept in a secure list on the backend of my WordPress site. You can unsubscribe from this at any time but finding the link in one of the emails.
  2. Sign up to be placed on my contact list. Your email address will be securely stored on my MailChimp account. At this stage I do not intend to send out newsletters, I just want to build a contact list for one day when I turn this in to a business. If my intentions here change, you will be notified immediately with an option to remove your details if you do not want to hear from me.

I’m not a bad egg though, and I’d love to politely keep in touch.

Comments

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

An anonymised 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 (which I don’t think is actually an option anywhere on the site), 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 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, I 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, I 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I use Google analytics but the data is completely anonymous.

Who I share your data with

No one. It is simply stored on the backend of my WordPress, or on a mailing list in MailChimp.

How long I retain your data

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.

For users that register on my website (I believe I have turned this option off, though), it would 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. But that’s it.

My contact information

Please feel free to email me at [email protected]