Privacy Policy

Who we are

My website address is: https://www.hamishmb.com/. My name is Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty, and I can be contacted by email at hamishmb at live dot co dot uk. This website is hosted by Altervista.

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, as well as the visitor’s referrer and Site URL, as well as other information provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself 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 here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Note: This only applies to the Blog section of the website, as there is no facility to leave comments on the rest of the website. The spam detection service only runs on the Blog portion of the website.

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.

Note: This only applies to the Blog section of the website, as there is no facility to upload media on the rest of the website.

Contact forms

This site has no contact form.

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.

Note: This only applies to the Blog section of the website, as there are no facilities to leave comments, log in, or edit/publish articles on the rest of the website.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Altervista Advertising (Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A.)

Altervista Advertising is an advertising service provided by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. Personal data collected: Cookie and various data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Country where data are processed: Italy – Privacy Policy: https://www.iubenda.com/privacy-policy/8258859

Altervista Platform (Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A.)

Altervista Platform is a platform provided by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., it allows the Owner to develop and host this Application. Personal data collected: Cookie and various data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Country where data are processed: Italy – Privacy Policy: https://www.iubenda.com/privacy-policy/8258716

Who we share your data with

Your personal data may be shared with third parties under the terms of the Altervista Advertising and Altervista Platform privacy policies above.

Excepting that, your personal data is not shared with anyone when you use this website.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store 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.

Note: This only applies to the Blog section of the website, as there are no facilities to leave comments or register on the rest of the website.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Note: This only applies to the Blog section of the website, as no personal data about visitors is held on the rest of the website.

Where we send your data

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

Note: This only applies to the Blog section of the website, as there is no facility to leave comments on the rest of the website, and the spam detection service only runs on the Blog section of the website.

Your contact information

For privacy concerns, you can contact me via email at hamishmb at live dot co dot uk.

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