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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the data and information which is stored and shared by this website. It explains when and why some data is recorded, and describes how you can request access to and removal of data which could be used to personally identify you.

What data is collected when you visit my site?

Analytics data about your visit to this website is recorded by this site via Jetpack, a third party data processor. This data includes IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. You can read more about this here.

This analytics data is used to help us understand how site visitors use this site in order that we can continue to improve the quality of this website and its content.

Analytics data which could personally identify a user – such as IP address, WordPress.com ID, WordPress.com username, etc. – is not visible to this site. For example, we can view the number of users who have visited a page, but we cannot personally identify individual users who have visited a page.

Jetpack is part of Automattic. The analytics data collected by Jetpack is stored by Automattic for 28 before being deleted, and it is only used to provide statistics about this website. Please consult the Automattic Privacy Policy for more information.

Analytics cookies are not set to track the behaviour of this site’s users.

If you have enabled the Do Not Track (DNT) feature in your web browser, data processor Jetpack will honour this when you use this site. You can read more about DNT here.

What data is collected when you use the contact form to get in touch?

We will retain your name, email address, and message in order that we can reply to your enquiry.

We will not use the data collected via the contact form for marketing purposes.

Data collected via our contact form will never be shared with or sold to any third parties.

What data is collected when you subscribe to our email newsletter?

We will retain your email address, and your first name and last name if you choose to submit these details, in order to send you marketing emails.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. When you subscribe to our email newsletter, you acknowledge that your data will be transferred to MailChimp for processing. The processing of this data occurs in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms, so please visit their website for more information.

You will have the option to unsubscribe or change your subscription preferences every time you receive an email newsletter from us. Alternatively, you can contact info@elliescott.co.uk to request unsubscription.

When you unsubscribe from our email newsletter, your data is not deleted. MailChimp will continue to store your data. If you would like for this data to be deleted, please contact info@elliescott.co.uk.

What data is collected when you leave a comment on a blog post?

This website stores the IP address from which your comment was submitted, as well as your name if you chose to submit it in the comment form. The reason for this is that it allows the site to automatically block unwanted comments from IP addresses which are known to be used by spammers. Spam comments often contain links which could be harmful, and by eliminating them from our site we are striving to protect our users from these harmful links. Akismet is the third party which processes these IP addresses in order to block spam comments. Akismet is part of Automattic; please consult the Automattic Privacy Policy for more information.

If you have a WordPress account and are logged in when you leave a comment, your WordPress.com username and WordPress.com-connected site ID associated with your WordPress account will also be stored on this website, as well as your IP address.

If you have a WordPress account and are logged in when you leave a comment, your IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code will be stored by data processor Jetpack. You can read more about this here.

WordPress will also store data about your comment if you are logged into your WordPress.com account when you leave a comment. WordPress is part of Automattic; please consult the Automattic Privacy Policy for more information.

What data is collected when you ‘Like’ a blog post?

Only WordPress.com users who are logged into their WordPress account can ‘Like’ posts on this site.

Your IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code will be stored by data processor JetPack when you ‘Like’ a post. You can read more about this here.

To remove the data associated with a ‘Like’ you must click the star button once more to remove the ‘Like’. You can view your ‘Likes’ while logged into your WordPress account here.

Data on the posts you have liked will also be stored by WordPress.com as part of your WordPress account. WordPress is part of Automattic; please consult the Automattic Privacy Policy for more information.

What data is collected when you subscribe to (or ‘Follow’) my blog?

If you have ‘Followed’ my blog via your WordPress.com account, data processor Jetpack will record your IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. You can read more about this here.

When you ‘Follow’ this blog, this site will store your WordPress username and your WordPress.com-connected site URL. The only way to remove your WordPress username and your WordPress.com-connected site URL from this site is to unfollow my blog. You can do this while logged into your account here.

Data on the sites you ‘Follow’ is also stored by WordPress.com as part of your WordPress account. WordPress is part of Automattic; please consult the Automattic Privacy Policy for more information.

Your right to request a copy of the data we have on record for you

If we store any information which personally identifies you, you are within your rights to request a copy of it.

To do so, please contact info@elliescott.co.uk. The information will be provided to you electronically.

Your right to be forgotten

If we store any data which personally identifies you, you are within your rights to request it be forgotten, or in other words, permanently deleted.

To do so, please contact info@elliescott.co.uk. We will let you know which of your personal data we currently store, and will subsequently delete it from our records.

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