What personal data??
Comments & Contact Form
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.
Why? To prevent online harassment, bullying and spambots.
If you leave a comment on our 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.
I use the JetPack plugin for tracking activity within WordPress. JetPack gives me information on how many people read my site for example per day/month/year, the geographic location, IP address and timestamp. Jetpack also helps me see what blog posts perform well.
Who can see or access this data?
JetPack Analytics hold the behavioral statistics from my blog (e.g. what recipes people read the most, how long they spend reading my blog, geographic locations).
WordPress and Mailchimp have access to a subscriber’s email address. Under the data protection legislation, they cannot use it.
My trusty (and GDPR compliant) tech administrator has access to my website statistics and subscriber’s list. Again, under the new data legislation in effect from May 25th 2018, this data is protected.
How long we retain your data
We hold no sensitive information, simply because we do not collect it (profile, bank details, address, gender, etc.)
Your email address is deleted the moment you unsubscribe.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
You can delete any comments made on my site, at any time.
You can unsubscribe from my newsletter at any stage, by pressing the unsubscribe button at the bottom of my newsletters.