Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://tim-thornton.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized 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.

Media

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

Information that you enter into our contact form is emailed through to our office computer.

Cookies

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.

If you visit our login page, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Analytics

We use services such as Google Analytics to help us to improve the design of the site, e.g. by studying which pages people visit, and to bring to your attention information that we believe may be of interest to you.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

We may share some data with 3rd party tools to enable the site to function and/or to improve services. In general, this does not include full personal information. Where necessary, this may include your name, email address etc, for example when processing an order oc creating a login to a webinar.

How long we retain your data

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can request to see their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username), and to have it deleted. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you request us to delete your data, this will probably affect your ability to use the site and its services. Also, some data we are legally required to retain, and this will not be deleted.

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. Email addresses may be checked through an email validation service.

Your contact information

You can find our contact details here.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is stored on our servers with InMotion Hosting, with securely restricted access, and key personal data encrypted. Data may also be stored on other GDPR compliant service providers. Data may also be stored on our office computers.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we detect a data breach on our server, or are notifed of one by one of our 3rd party providers, we shall inform our customers within 72 hours of becoming aware of the incident.