Who we are
The website address is: www.heathermckinlay.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
The contact form is powered by Typeform and collects your name, email address and comment. These are only used to respond to your comment.
If you leave a comment on this 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.
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.
This site is linked to Google Analytics in order to understand the number of visitors and interactions with specific pages. This site cannot personally identify you from such data.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with any third parties beyond those stated in this policy as providing technical services or analytics.
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this site, 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.
How we protect your data
Personal data from the contact form is held securely in a spreadsheet and password protected.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
If you have any concerns about this site’s use of personal data, please raise these with us in the first instance. The UK regulator is the Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk/.