This is how we collect and process your personal data through your use of this site, including any information you may provide through my site when you comment or sign up to my newsletter.
By providing use with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.
I, David Bennett am the data controller and I am responsible for your personal data. If you want my physical address or my email address, ask me for it using the Contact Form on this site.
If you have concerns over any aspect of how I collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. Please contact me first if you do have a complaint so that I can try to resolve it for you.
When you comment on this site and give your real credentials, or when you sign up to receive my newsletter – you will not be anonymous to me and I will store your information. As far as commenting is concerned, I don’t have much control over that because the WordPress platform that runs this site requires at least a name and email address. And when you think about it – if commenters were not required to provide this, then all sites, all blogs, would be knee-deep in spam comments. Or I would simply turn comments off, which is what I have done with other sites I run.
The information I store is the Personal data (as defined by General Data Protection Regulation) you give me, including your name, and email address .
I do not collect Financial Data other than if and when you buy something from this site. if you do that then the information goes straight to the payment processor and I do not collect or store financial data (credit card or Paypal information).
Technical Data (as defined by General Data Protection Regulation) may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time-zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site.
Usage Data may include information about how you use my website, products and services. Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing communications from me. I do not collect and Sensitive data (as defined by General Data Protection Regulation).
As you use my site, I may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns. I collect this data by using cookies, server logs and similar technologies. I may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites that use these cookies.
Cookies are small text files that web servers send to a computer. Typically they contain the name of the website and a unique identifier. When you request a page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server.
Automattic, who own WordPress.com, uses analytics cookies to track anonymised visitor information, which helps them measure the performance of features on this and other sites under the Automattic umbrella.
You can control cookies in your web browser. Depending on the browser (Safari, Firefox, etc.) this may be accessed from the tools, settings, or preferences tabs.
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I will only use your personal data when legally permitted. The most common uses of your personal data are where it is necessary for my legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests, or where I need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. An example might be where a commenter makes a threatening comment or incites violence or racial hatred. Notwithstanding that I would not allow such a comment to be pubished, the information relating to the identity of the commenter would exist and the considerations referred to above would apply.
Generally, I do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending marketing communications to you. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button in such communications.
I process your personal data for marketing and communications you have requested.
I have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where I am legally required to do so.
I use standard industry practices, including encryption, passwords, and physical security to protect your personal information.
Third parties may attempt to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. I do not promise that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. However, I work hard to protect your transmissions and private communications. To that end, this site is protected under an SSL certificate and encrypted under HTTPS.
I will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes I collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, I consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which I process your personal data and whether I can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to request access to your personal data, request correction of your personal data, request erasure of your personal data, object to processing of your personal data, request restriction of processing your personal data, request transfer of your personal data, or withdraw consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please make a request via the Contact form.
Such requests do not incur a fee but I may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, I may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
I may need to request specific information from you to help me confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. I may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up my response.
I try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take me longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, I will notify you and keep you updated.
I will not disclose your details to any third party without your prior consent, unless I have to comply with laws or legal proceedings, or to protect the rights, property, or the safety of me or others.