Privacy Policy

I always aim to collect the minimum amount of information and to store it for the minimum amount of time.

If you have left comments on this website, subscribed to my email list, answered a quiz or bought items from my shop, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Policies for my email list

I use ConvertKit to manage my email list. You can find ConvertKit’s privacy policy at: https://convertkit.com/privacy.

I will always ask for your explicit consent to add you to my email list. Once you are subscribed, you are able to unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of each email sent from ConvertKit.

Policies for my shop

I use ConvertKit to manage distribution of both my free and paid products. You can find ConvertKit’s privacy policy at: https://convertkit.com/privacy

ConvertKit uses Stripe, a world-leader in secure payment processing and fraud detection, to process payments. I do not collect or store any payment information except as a user of ConvertKit’s services.

I will always aim to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to serve your request and supply your product.

Policies for this website

The following policies apply to this website: https://writingwithconfidence.co.uk.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this website, I collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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 at 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.

Quizzes

I use the Thrive Quiz Builder plugin to create the quizzes on this website. Respondents are explicitly asked to opt in to having their answers associated with their identity if they wish to have their result emailed to them and to also subscribe to my email list. If they opt in, their answers and result, along with their personal information, are stored on this website in the plugin and passed to Convertkit. They can also choose to display their answers on the website, without providing any identifying details. Their anonymised answers and result will then be stored on this website in the plugin.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this website, 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 the login page for this website, the website 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, this website 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.

Plugins installed on this site (for example, to keep it secure) may also set essential cookies to allow them to function. As far as I am aware, these cookies do not store any personal or sensitive data. Over time, information may be accumulated in the website database as a result of user activity. This information can be considered as personal data in terms of applicable privacy law (such as GDPR). If you wish me to supply you with a copy of that data or delete it, please contact me.

I use the Webtoffee CookieYes GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to manage cookies and you can read a more detailed cookie policy, with information on which cookies have been set for you at https://writingwithconfidence.co.uk/cookie-policy/

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website 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 else I share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long I retain your data

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

For users that register on this website, the website also stores 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 website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where and how I process data

This website is hosted by Hostinger and runs on a server in Europe. You can read Hostinger’s privacy policy at: https://www.hostinger.co.uk/privacy-policy and its terms of service at https://www.hostinger.co.uk/universal-terms-of-service-agreement

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This website uses Litespeed for caching to help provide faster response times and a better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary. The website may use QUIC.cloud services to process & cache your data temporarily.Please see https://quic.cloud/privacy-policy/ for more details.

This website is set up to automatically force HTTPS, which encrypts all data sent to and from your browser.