Privacy Policy

Who am I?

Ian Morrison. I design and develop websites. I also blog about web and I.T. technologies.

My website address is: https://ianmorrisondev.co.uk

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

If comments are enabled and if/when visitors leave comments on the site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user-agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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.

Media

If I allow you to guest blog or add comments, and 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.

Contact forms

I collect the information you submit in a contact form, your IP address and browser user-agent. The IP address and user-agent is collected for spam filtering purposes. The content of the contact form will only be retained if we do business together. Otherwise it will be deleted, usually no later than one month after I receive the message.

Cookies

Some plugins use cookies and some basic information is collected in cookies. I do not use the information in the cookies.

If I ever enable a login option, and if you leave a comment on my 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 I ever enable a login option, and if you visit my login page, I 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.

If I ever enable a login option, and when you log in, I 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.

I may allow guest writers to publish blog posts from time-to-time. 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, adverts, 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. I do not collect that information.

Analytics

I use Google Analytics to monitor how many site visitors I get, along with other statistics. You can find more information about this on the Google Analytics website.

Who I share your data with

I would only ever share your data with legal authorities, if requested.

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 my website (if I enable this option), I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that we erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. This also does not include the contents of published blog posts. When you decide to write a blog post for my website, you are transferring the rights of that content to me and may not reproduce it elsewhere. However, you may link to it from elsewhere to demonstrate your written work to others.

Where I send your data

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

Your contact information

Your contact information is only retained if we are working together.

Additional information

How I protect your data

Your data is protected in a password protected WordPress database (if registered on website) and on an encrypted hard drive, in a password protected file (if we are doing business together).

I would only ever share your data with legal authorities, if requested.