Who am I

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

What personal data do I collect and why I collect it

COMMENTS

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

CONTACT FORMS

I use the Contact Form 7 plugin to manage contact form submissions. The information is sent as email messages that only I am allowed to access. The information is also stored in the database on our hosting server for backup and later reference purposes. HeartInternet.uk hosts this website. You can read Heart Internet’s privacy policy here.

How long do you keep the information?

I don’t set a particular time limit on storing information because I need it for future reference. If you want your information to be removed from my database, please contact me. I will remove it anytime there are concerns about your privacy.

Do you share the information with other parties?

No, although I do use some WordPress plugins on this website that may pass data, including personal information, to external servers to process, such as Akismet Anti-Spam or Jetpack by WordPress.com.

I only use WordPress plugins and themes that are hosted by WordPress.org. WordPress.org’s guidelines clearly prohibit tracking users without their explicit informed consent.

COOKIES

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.

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, 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.

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.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

ANALYTICS

I use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on my website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of my site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. I therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Who I share your data with

I do not share your personal identifiable data with any other third party other than what is stored on my database which is hosted by heartinternet.uk. You can read Heart Internet’s privacy policy here.

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 (if any), I 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 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

I use heartinterenet.uk as my web hosting provider. You can read their Privacy Policy here.

I also use a content delivery network (CDN) called Cloudflare which helps speed up and secure my website. Cloudflare also provides my SSL certificate which means all data passed through my site is encrypted and secure. You can read Cloudflare’s privacy policy here.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact Me

You can contact me through my contact page.

Additional information

HOW I PROTECT YOUR DATA

I do my best to keep your Personal Data safe. I use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). I use anonymising and pseudonymising where suitable. I monitor my website for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Even though I try my best I can not guarantee the security of information. However, I promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. I will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. I will do everything I reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

I use Cloudflare to secure my site by using various technical processes, such as encrypting communication to and from my website using SSL. You can find out more by visiting cloudflare.com.

I use a WordPress plugin called Wordfence to add extra security to my such as Brute Force Protection, Web Application Firewall, Rate Limiting, Server State, File Changes, Malware Scans, Password Strength etc… You can find our more about Wordfence at wordfence.com.

If you have an account with me, note that you have to keep your username and password secret.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

I reserve the right to make change to this Privacy Policy.
Last modification was made 29 May 2018.