What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you place an order on the site we will store your name and address and what you are buying, so that we can ship the order.
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.
The contact form goes straight to email – your contact data is not stored.
If you are just browsing the site, the only cookies we use are anonymous and are either essential to the functioning of the site or to analytics (see below),
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.
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 Google Analytics to help us understand the patterns of traffic to the site in order to know what people like and don’t like and how to improve it. This data gets sent to Google. However, there is no identifying data in there as IP addresses are anonymised.
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. If you place an order we will also retain data indefinitely so that we can tally up our financial records and to analyse buying patterns and have the option of rewarding returning customers.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or placed orders, 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.
How we protect your data
Our server is secured to professional standards.
What third parties we receive data from
None, apart from Stripe letting us know that a payment has been made.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data