Privacy and data protection

Privacy Policy

Currently we only collect two types of information on this site:

1. Generic information (which cannot be used to personally identify you)

Broadly, this information includes:

  • the domain or ISP you used to visit the site
  • the date and time you visited
  • the page(s) that you visited

This may be collected by Google Analytics or WordPress, through their respective plug ins.

2. Personal information (Subscriptions)

If you choose to receive automated updates of new articles or blog posts on this website, we will need to collect the following information from you, and keep that on file unless you unsubscribe:

  • your email address

This information is held on the understanding that we have a business relationship, through my work as a journalist, video producer or trainer (in the jargon of GDPR, “legitimate interest”). In addition, any new subscribers will be asked to confirm their subscription (“double opt in).

In order to send updates, this information may be processed by a third party (such as WordPress and Jetpack), in which case their privacy policies also apply.

We will not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required by law.

3. Newsletters

This site does not currently operate a newsletter,  but may do so in the future. In that case, you will be contacted to ask if you want to subscribe (so called “Double Opt In). The basis for processing this data will be Consent.

4. Removing your name from our lists and data access requests.

There is an Unsubscribe link on each update, but you can also email using the contact form for the site. Please also use this form if you want to see which data we hold on you.

5. Jetpack additional policies

Jetpack has a number of privacy policies for their plug ins. Details of the plug ins used on this site, and how they use your data, are here.