Privacy Policy & Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy & Cookies Policy

When you visit our site or sign up for our newsletter, you share your personal information (such as name, email address and IP address) with us and a limited number of third-party service providers. Your privacy if very important to us so below you’ll find a summary of the way in which we use and store your information.

The only times we will use your information without your consent is if I have a legal or contractual obligation to do so.

If you have any questions about the way in which we are using you information, please contact us here.

External and affiliate links

Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

Occasionally, we will post a link that enables you to buy a product from a third party vendor. Sometimes this will be an affiliate link that lets the vendor know that you came from this website, and we will receive a small percentage of the sale. We cannot identify you when you use affiliate links – the vendor only tells us that someone bought a product from them. Using any of our affiliate links will not result in us acquiring any personal information about you.

Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before then; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies help us understand the way in which visitors are using our website and to displays ads elsewhere on the internet. You are given the option to opt-in to the use of cookies when you visit this site.

Emails sent to members of our mailing list also contain cookies. These cookies identify whether you have opened an email and/or clicked a link within the email. These cookies record your email address, IP address, date and time you opened an email and/or clicked a link. We use Mailchimp for our email campaigns. Mailchimp sets these cookies, so we can not control them. That means, if you object to the use of these cookies, you must unsubscribe from my newsletter; the link is at the bottom of every email we have sent you.

Mailing list

When you sign up to our mailing list, you will be asked to provide your consent to receive email communications. Your information will be stored by Mailchimp, in accordance with their privacy policy. You can change your preferences at any time by updating your profile. There’s a link to your profile at the bottom of every email sent to you.

If you wish to unsubscribe, you can do so at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of every email.

Data sharing

We do not share your information with any third parties other than those already mentioned.

When you sign up to our mailing list, you do so using a form hosted by Mailchimp. This means that Mailchimp holds the information on our behalf. If you object to this, you must unsubscribe from our mailing list and let us know that you also want me to delete the data held by Mailchimp.

Data retention

If you have subscribed to our email mailing list, your information will be retained as long as you are subscribed. Once you have unsubscribed, your information may be retained in order to help us understand the performance of our emails.

You have the right to erasure (also known as the right to be forgotten), which means you can ask us to delete data at any time. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us here.