Should you decide to provide certain information from which you can be identified when using the website, it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.
What personal data is collected?
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
When you subscribe to Let’s Bake the Books, I collect the email address required to keep you informed of new posts on the blog. I do not use this information for any other purpose.
The comments and subscriber services on Let’s Bake the Books are provided by Automattic. Details of the information collected by Automattic when you leave a comment, or subscribe to the blog, and how the information is processed can be found here.
When you contact me using the contact form, I ask for your name and email address so that I can get back to you to answer any questions or queries you have raised.
Cookies may also be used to identify which pages are being visited most often which helps me analyse data about website traffic and improve the website.
A cookie does not give access to your computer or any information other than data that you choose to share.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline them if you prefer. This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
To find our more about how to manage and delete cookies you can visit aboutcookies.org.
Third party websites
The tracking information recorded by Google Analytics allows me to better understand the kind of people who visit Let’s Bake the Books and what content they are reading. Occasionally I may compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors Let’s Bake the Books receives and the browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.
If you want to prevent you data from being used by Google Analytics, a browser add-on is available from www.tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Let’s Bake the Books may link with affiliate programmes. This means that if you follow a link to a product and then go on to make a purchase from that site, I will receive a small commission. I will provide links where they are useful, and never simply because they are part of an affiliate programme.
Let’s Bake the Books is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to relevant products on Amazon.co.uk. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Qualifying purchases occur where a visitor to Let’s Bake the Books clicks on an Amazon affiliate link, adds a product to their shopping cart and goes on to buy the product (the actual purchase can take place up to 89 days following the initial click-through), or where a visitor buys a product via the Amazon 1-click feature.
Let’s Bake the Books uses the Akismet spam filter to screen against and prevent spam comments. The anti-spam service is provided by Automattic, and details of how it processes comment information can be found here.
Let’s Bake the Books is hosted by SiteGround.com, and some personal data in relation to visitors to Let’s Bake the Books may be stored on SiteGround servers. SiteGround’s obligations in relation to processing that data for the purposes of providing hosting services and resolving technical issues is set out in a Data Processing Agreement which can be found here.
How long is personal data retained?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its meta data are retained indefinitely. This is so that we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a queue for moderation.
I will keep contact form information until I have answered your query. The longest period that I will keep contact form information is six months.
Your rights over your data
If you have left comments on Let’s Bake the Books, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.