Privacy and Cookie Notice

The Personal Information That I Hold About Clients

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Telephone Number (occasionally)
  • Address (rarely)
  • Job title/occupation/role
  • Photographs (sometimes)

Clients may also send me details about themselves that they would like to be displayed on a website that I am building for them. By definition, this is information that they are happy to share publicly.

Cookies

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In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide profiling and tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Please click here for information about how Google Analytics uses cookies and identifiers.

Some of my links to recommended products and services are “affiliate links” which means that I will receive a small amount of commission for refering you if you go on to make a purchase. These links will add cookies to your browser. There are no secret or hidden affiliate links on this website; I always make it clear when a link is an affiliate link so that you can choose not to click on it.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Comments

If you leave a comment on this site,  the data shown in the comments form is collected, as is your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymised 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.

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.

Contact forms

Your name, email address and the contents of your message will be stored electronically.

How I Share Your Information

Contact Details

Details that I have collected purely for the purpose of contacting my clients (e.g. email addresses and telephone numbers) are not shared with anyone else and are not used to send marketing emails or newsletters.

Information Intended to be Displayed on Clients’ Websites

These are details of the client and their business/organisation that they intend to be displayed publicly on their own website. This information will be shown on the client’s website and may also be included in a blog post about the project on my own website. I may link to this on social media. Clients may request that I do not write a blog post about the work I have done for them and I will always respect such a request.

Photographs

If I have photographed a client then I may include the photographs in my online portfolio. Clients may ask me not to do so, if they prefer.

Requesting Me to Delete Personal Data

Clients may contact me, ask to see what data I hold about them, and request me to delete any emails or texts from them, any written notes containing personal information, any photographs of themselves and any mention of their name, or other personal information, that is displayed on my website.

I do not automatically delete data after a set amount of time.

Invoices or proof of payment (by the client or myself), will not be destroyed as they are required for accounting / tax purposes.