Privacy Policy

Who am I?

My website address is: and I am an author.

Who do I share your data with?

For my newsletters, I use Mailchimp, and this is a WordPress site.

Please be assured that I won’t ever share your info with other parties.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

Your privacy is respected and I will endeavour to comply with GDPR consent requirements. By using the “Contact Me” form you are NOT subscribing to my newsletter or listed on any giveaways or promotions. Additionally, you will only recieve correspondence that is directly relationed to your initial contact equiry.

If you wish to subscribe to my newsletter, please use the newsletter subscription form.


If you leave a comment on my 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.

Third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from your websites and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.

A temporary cookie will determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

For more information about how I use cookies, please see my Cookies Policy page.

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.


Google Analytics anonymously tracks traffic to this site.

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.

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 me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am 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.

My contact information

If you have any concerns or questions please email with the title Privacy

Additional information

Please be assured that I do not sell your data or any information you put on this site – it remains here.

I use Mailchimp and sometimes Convertkit for my newsletter, so your information is held there. If you wish to unsubscribe from any communication you receive from me, you’ll find an ‘unsubscribe’ button at the foot of each email. Alternatively, email me at, with the title Unsubscribe, and I’ll take you off the list.

Sometimes, I run competitions, for which I need a winner’s email or address to send out prizes. This information is not stored in any database or used for any other purpose, and I endeavour to delete email correspondence associated.

How I protect your data

I pay for extra data security through my web hosting service, I also use a website security plugin. All reasonable efforts are made by me to ensure your data (and mine) is protected from phishing and hacking attacks. If only we lived in a world of honest people.

I promise to never share any of your information.

Terms of use

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy . If you are not in agreement with my terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of my site.

What third parties I receive data from

Mailchimp, Convertkit, Yoast (general non-identifiable data only), WordPress