Terms of use

Who I am

Dan Campbell. My website address is: https://dancampbell.co.uk/

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

I take the security of your data very seriously and will not disclose it to any third party without your permission.

This includes names and email addresses for my newsletter or any other correspondence I have with you. This is stored in ghost.org purely for this use. This data is collected using the native ghost.org portal, which also notes the transactions that happen from using it.

I plan to send correspondence whenever I have something worthwhile to dazzle you with. This could be anything from once or twice a month, or far less frequently. All correspondence sent via the autoresponders stated above have an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or newsletter.

Any payment details are noted against the person concerned and the data is kept in the payment websites to enable the transactions to take place. The payment system used is Stripe.

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 Disqus service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

IP Addresses

These are collected by the computer every time you are connected to the Internet, especially when you submit a comment on this website. These will only be used to blacklist spammers or trolls to prevent them from being a nuisance within comments.

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

The contact form used is purely as a substitute for sending an email and no data is stored on this website.

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, I 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 had viewed this on 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

I use Google Analytics to attempt to understand this website’s user activity. Usually, this comprises of looking at the stats and sighing a lot, so it is unlikely I will be using the data presented to me, except which keywords people use to find me, and which post headlines attract the most readers. If this changes, this policy will be amended accordingly. Here’s Google Analytic’s privacy policy if you want to check it out:

Safeguarding your data - Analytics Help
This article summarizes Google Analytics’ data practices and commitment to protecting the confidentiality and security of data. Visitors to sites or apps using Google Analytics (aka “users”) may

Who I share your data with

Nobody.

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 this website, I also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. 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 I 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

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

Your contact information

If you have any questions regarding this policy or your dealings within this website, please submit a message through the contact form.

Additional information

How I protect your data

Computers and phones will be encrypted against data breaches. Any data that has completed its use will be deleted.

What data breach procedures I have in place

The ICO will be contacted and their instructions will be followed.

What third parties I receive data from

None. I don’t accept external advertisers on this website. Disqus may show ads in the comment panel, but this is routed directly through the Disqus plugin and you will accept their terms of service when you create a Disqus account.