Who we are
Our website address is: https://alistairshearer.co.uk
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you have provided us with information about yourself, we may use this information to contact you by email, post, etc. to send you details about our services or to send you bulletins which we believe may be of interest to you.
We will not pass information we hold about you to any outside organisation, unless it is necessary to do so in order to supply you with services which you have requested from us and to support your customer relationship with us.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of any personal information we hold about you. Please use the form on the contact page to do this and state this in the subject field. If you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, you should write to us without delay at the same address. Any information found to be incorrect will be corrected promptly.
If you would like us to remove your information from our database, or if you no longer wish to receive information about our services you may notify us by email or post using the details on the contact page.
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.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with any other website unless we are using it to enhance your experience of this website for example if we use your email address to retrieve your image from a service like Gravatar.
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 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 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.