Cookies, privacy and terms and conditions

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies only as an inherent part of WordPress blogging software. Cookies are small files saved to your own computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about your interactions with and usage of the website. We request consent for cookies on your first visit to the website, when you may allow or disallow their use. You may also block all cookies through your web browser’s settings.

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.

Contact and Communication

I have provided contact details on this website, and you are welcome to contact us by email, as well as leaving comments on posts. In doing so, you will provide data to me that will be used subject to the sections below.

If you leave a comment on the site I collect the data shown in the comment form, and also your 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, and this is a link to Gravatar’s privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

You should not provide personal or sensitive information to me in comments on this website, or through social media. If you feel the information is sensitive or needs to be kept confidential, you should make contact by encrypted email.

Sharing and storing data

Any personal information you provide will be stored securely until it is no longer required or appropriate to retain it. The main reason for retaining information is where there is a business transaction that needs to be recorded for tax purposes. Your data will not be passed on to third parties, except if required to do so by law, or after we have asked for your permission to do so and you have consented.

I do not use tracking services such as Google Analytics or Facebook services, nor does the website carry advertising that would allow other companies to track you or collect data on you.

However, embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you had visited the other website. The privacy policies of the two main content providers I embed can be found by following these links: Flickr and Vimeo. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. However, one of the reasons I use Vimeo is that they allow viewers to block tracking when viewing videos, unlike YouTube.

What we might do with your data

Primarily I use data you provided in order to respond directly to questions you ask, or comments you make, such as postal address, telephone number or email address.

Comments made on the website are checked through an automated spam detection service. A link is provided under every comment box to this privacy statement for Akismet provided by its maker, Automattic.

Social Media and External Links

Links are provided on the website to social media accounts and platforms where I upload my work. Should you click through to these, you will leave our websites and will be subject to the terms of the and conditions, and privacy and data collection policies of the social media accounts and platforms.

I sometimes provide external links to other websites. I want to provide a reliable, interesting and safe experience, and they are checked at the time of writing. However, sometimes website content changes, and on rare occasions this might include malicious material. You should take the usual care and caution when following links on the internet, and installing good quality internet protection software on your own computer is a good precaution in any case.

Withdrawing your consent

You have a right to ask what personal information we have about you, and withdraw consent to us holding it if you choose, subject to the conditions under ‘sharing and storing data’ above.

Copyright

The content of this website is copyright Tizzy Canucci under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial, Share-alike,  license (CC BY-NC-SA).

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

However, note that embedded content is not covered by this copyright statement, and the only accurate way of finding the designation is by following the links to the original place where it was uploaded. This always applies to the work of others, and may apply to my work if I incorporated material that had copyright conditions other than CC BY-NC-SA.

Tizzy Canucci, May 2018

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