Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.alunbarrett.eu.  ‘alunbarrett’ is what is known as the ‘Data Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us, and their address is: Grosvenor Cottage, Westgate, Thornton le Dale, North Yorkshire YO18 7SG, UK. The Data Controller is contactable at alun@alunbarrett.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we 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 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.

Contact forms

Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will only collect basic personal data about you, which does not usually include any special categories of personal information about you (often known as ‘sensitive personal data’). This information does, however, include the likes of your name, email address and phone number(s). This is used to respond to your inquiry/contact.

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

All the Personal Data we hold about you will be processed by our staff and, without your permission, we will not send your data to any third parties.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is processed securely. We may share information provided to us with other bodies to comply with UK law.

How long we retain your data

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

We will generally keep your personal data for an indefinite period of time, in order to enable us to provide you with the services requested (listing management and information communications via email). Your data will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time.

What rights you have over your data

If at any point you wish to either confirm whether your personal data is being processed and/or access the data we hold on you, you can request to see this information and we will respond (subject to verification of identity).

You also have the right for certain data you have provided to us to be provided to you in a structured and commonly used electronic format (for example, a Microsoft Excel file), so that you can move, copy or transfer this data easily to another data controller. You may also request that we transmit this data directly to another organisation where it is practical for us to do so.

You are entitled to have data deleted if it is no longer needed or there is no longer a legitimate reason for the processing, or if the data in question has otherwise unlawfully been processed. You may also request deletion of your personal data if it was only being processed as a result of you consenting to this and you now withdraw your consent.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data (note that this only provides you with the right to raise your objections, not a blanket right to have any and all processing cease).

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances, including if you have consented to its accuracy and while this is being verified by us, or if you have objected to its processing and while we are considering whether we have legitimate grounds to continue to do so.

Complaints

If you wish to raise a complaint about how we have handled your personal data, including in relation to any of the rights outlined above, you can contact the Data Controller (see Who we are), who will investigate your concerns.

If you are not satisfied with our response, or believe we are processing your data unfairly or unlawfully, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can find further information about the ICO and their complaints procedure here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Embedded content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. This embedded content 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.

External Links

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites or organisations, and would recommend consulting their policies.

Cookies

A Cookie is a small piece of text stored on your device. They are used to identify the browser and device, not you personally. We use them for security, to provide Tracking Data, and to store preference choices you may have made regarding various consents.

You may block or delete Cookies stored in your browser (https://www.aboutcookies.org/), but doing so may have a negative impact on the usability of our website, and possibly other sites as well.