Privacy & Cookie Policy

From time to time, I may change this Notice. It was last updated on 5 November 2023. Your continued use of this website indicates your consent to the current version of the Notice.

I use the term “Personal Information” (or “Personal Data”) to mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Privacy

By using this website and/or providing me with any personal information, you are consenting to the use of your personal information as set out in this Notice. Please do not send me any personal information if you do not want that information to be used in this way.

I use Google Analytics which may collect data from you in the manner described in the “Cookies” section below.

If you send me an email, your name, email address and message will be emailed to me (as you would expect). This information is kept private and may be stored within my own (cloud-based) email system so that I am able to read your email and, if applicable, respond to you.

In addition to the aforementioned information collected via this website and/or from emails that you send me, I may collect, and retain in my contact database (also cloud-based), contact details for the purposes of future communication on legitimate grounds unless the person to whom that personal information relates makes a request in accordance with Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation for me to remove their contact details.

Cookies

The website was built using WordPress software and various associated plug-ins.  This entails using some cookies when you browse the site. A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only I can access the cookies created by my website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
Google AnalyticsPersistent2 YearsTo understand how people use this site, and to discover areas on the site with issues, I use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps me see things like how many people visit this site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast the site loaded, and so on. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you'd like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.
Privacy AlertPersistent1 YearIn the footer of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you to my privacy and cookie policy. If you've seen this message once, you probably won't want to see it again, so you are given the oportunity to suppress the notice. The website uses a cookie to remember this setting. You can delete that cookie using the link beneath this table. User data is all anonymous.
Share buttonsPersistentVariousSome pages on this website (mainly the Blog/Comment & Analysis section) have "sharing" buttons - buttons which enable you to send a notification of this site to users on social networks. If you decide to click on one of those buttons, it will take you to the relevant site (eg Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc), which may result in cookies being added to your computer.
SubstackSome pages on this website (mainly the Comment & Analysis and Contact pages) have a link to enable you to subscribe my newsletter via Substack. If you decide to click on one of those links, it will take you to the Substack site, which may result in cookies being added to your computer.
X (formerly Twitter)Persistent1 weekFrom time to time, the Contact page on this website includes a feed from my X account. When present, the feed is refreshed by X each time you visit the page.

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