Privacy Policy

Who I am

I’m Liam, and this is my personal website and blog: https://gladdy.uk.

What personal data the site collects and why it collects it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site the site will collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

The comment system is provided by Disqus, and so they also keep a copy of your data, but you already know that as you agreed to their privacy policy when you signed up to leave a comment.

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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on the 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, the site 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, the site 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Google Analytics is present on the site and is only used for anonymous statistical analysis. For more information, you can read Google’s guide on the data they collect, but spoiler alert: It’s nothing personal. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Who I share your data with

No one, ever.

How long the site retains your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on the website (if any), the site also stores 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 the site holds about you, including any data you have provided to it. You can also request that the site erases any personal data it holds about you. This does not include any data that must be kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where the site may send your data

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

Your contact information

You can contact me through a comment, or at liam@gladdy.co.uk.