Who we are
Our website address is: https://paulhaywood.me
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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 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.
If you contact us through our contact form, we do require you to enter information such as your name and email address. These are used by us purely for communication preferences.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
We use analytics on our site to understand how many visitors we get and how they interact with our website. We do not collect any personal data from our analytics, the only information we do get is where you are from (geolocation) and how you interact with our website.
Throughout our website, we have links to other websites and many of these will be affiliate links to selected partners. By affiliate, it means that if you were to make a purchase from our partners websites, we would earn a small commission from that referral. When you click on an affiliate, a cookie will be placed in your browser to track how you navigate our affiliate partners website. These links expire after a certain length of time and vary by affiliate. If you make a purchase on our affiliate partners website, the cookie tracks that you made the purchase but does not access any of your personal or sensitive data.
Who we share your data with
We do not knowingly share or sell your data to any third party companies.
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.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Our contact information:
How we protect your data
I take privacy seriously here on the paulhaywood.me and do what I can to protect your data, and have secured the website with a 256 bit encrypted SSL. We have also added additional security to our site to help prevent any hacks or data breaches.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If we were to have a data breach, we would contact you as soon as we were aware of it and inform you that you should reset your password for your account. We will also keep you updated, if there is any more news regarding the breach.