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What personal data we collect and why we collect it.
This site only contacts individuals who specifically request that we do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive our free email communications.
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.
Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
This website uses plugins to create contact forms. These contact forms capture your name and e-mail address. This data is used so that we can reply to your queries to our site. We will not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes. We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorised third party.
If you leave a comment on this 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.
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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.
We collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the site. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of web pages to you and to measure traffic on the site.
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Amazon Affiliate Links
This website uses Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate we earn percentage from qualifying purchases.
This site may run regular competitions and giveaways. In order to facilitate these, competition entrants will be required to supply certain information. This includes but is not limited to; full name, email address, and full postal address.
Full postal addresses of winners will be shared with brands where necessary to ensure delivery of your prize. As such, supplying a full postal address is necessary to enter any competitions on this site. Your details will never be shared with anyone other than the brand supplying the prize for the giveaway or competition which you enter. We take steps to ensure that prize suppliers are GDPR compliant and do not use your details for any other reason than to provide your prize, but we cannot be held responsible for any misuse of data by any third party.
Email addresses supplied during the entering of competitions and giveaways are used solely for the purposes of contacting winners. Your details are never added to mailing lists or shared with any third parties unless necessary.
The sharing of full name, email address, and full postal address is required in order to facilitate competitions and giveaways, and therefore the collection of this information is granted legally under the GDPR base of ‘contract’ as such, if you are not happy to share your full name, email address, and full postal address we will be unable to continue with your competition or giveaway entrance.
In the event that the online software we use to facilitate competitions and giveaways (for example https://www.Rafflecopter.com) incurs a security breach, we will notify the ICO within 72 hours of being aware of the breach. We will endeavour to notify all competition entrants for whom we have details as soon as is reasonably and safely practicable.
You may request to have your details removed from our database and competition software any time after the competition or giveaway has ended by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
We keep contact form entries for six months, analytics records for a year, and customer purchase records for ten years.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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