Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit, comment, email, subscribe or make a purchase from https://colinlinnett.com (This Site).

As stated above, when you visit our website, (colinlinnet.com) there are a number of ways in which you can provide us with certain data, which is personal and private to you.

It’s crucial to us that you are aware of this and that’s why we have created this policy.

The policy provides important information that you should read carefully. It specifically provides information and advice on how we disclose, collect and use your personal data.

What Data We Collect

Cookies

Like most websites, we use cookies. These are small text files that are placed on your computer, laptop, phone, tablet etc. We use them to provide a better experience to you, the user of this site.

Examples of the Cookies we use:

  • Preference Cookies. Preference Cookies are used to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. Security Cookies are used for security purposes.
  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Services.

You can of course block, delete and clear your cookies at any time. For more information on how to do this then visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies

The above link will show you how to remove cookies for all browsers and also how to opt out of them being used.

Comment Form

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.

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 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 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.

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

Personal Data

When using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Postal Address
  • Cookies & Usage Data

We will very likely use your Personal Data to contact you with email newsletters, marketing content, promotional emails and various other information that we feel is of interest to you.

You can of course opt out of receiving any communications from us by clicking on the unsubscribe link in all the emails we send. You can also opt out by contacting us via email here

Analytical Data

We measure visitors to our website by using Google Analytics. This enables us to record what pages you view on the site, how you arrived at our site and various basic information about your computer. All of the information is anonymous. 

Basically it helps us to understand how you use the site.

The information we collect from Google analytics also helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. We use the information to improve the site and also to make the site a better experience for all readers.

You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. 

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: 

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Payments

We provide paid products and services on this website.

We use a third-party services for payment processing.

We do not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to the third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we use at this time are:

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us by clicking here. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

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.

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.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. https://colinlinnett.com ( This Website) aims to take adequate steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you, or if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

You typically have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Where possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to us to use your personal data.
  • The right to complain. You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data.

Please note: We may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security

Your contact information

If you sign up to our email mailing list or purchase any products/services from us then we will almost certainly have access to your email address, full name & address and your phone number if provided.

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us via the contact form here.