Who operates this website
This website is owned and operated by Simon Carne. From time to time, I may change this Notice. The policy was last updated on 27 July 2019. Your continued use of this website indicates your consent to the current version of the Notice. This website’s address
In this policy statement, I use the term “Personal Information” (or “Personal Data”) to mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
By using this website and/or providing me with any personal information, you are consenting to the use of your personal information as set out in this Notice. Please do not send me any personal information if you do not want that information to be used in this way.
Comments submitted to this website
If you leave a comment on the site, I will collect the data shown in the Comment form. I may also collect your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection, which is carried out through an automated spam detection service. Your comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This is so I can
In addition to the aforementioned information collected via this website and/or from emails that you send me, I may collect, and retain in my (cloud-based) contact database, contact details for the purposes of future communication on legitimate grounds unless you make a request in accordance with Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation for me to remove your contact details.
Subscribing to this site
If you subscribe to any pages of this site (ie request notification of future comments), your email address will be stored in this website’s database and used to send you emails about subsequent comments (as you would expect). In addition to the information you knowingly provide, I may collect the IP address of subscribers. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you unsubscribe, your email address and any other information will be removed from the website database.
If you send me an email or use the form on the Contact page to get in touch with me, your name, email address and message will be sent to me (as you would expect). This information is kept private and may be stored within the website database and/or my own (cloud-based) email system so that I am able to read your message and, if applicable, respond to you.
If you make a donation to support the website, your email address and card details will be passed on to Stripe, the company through which I collect payments. The card details are not retained and I have no access to them.
I use Google Analytics which may collect data from you in the manner described in the “Cookies” section below.
The website was built using WordPress software and various associated plugins. This entails using some cookies when you browse the site. A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only I can access the cookies created by my website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.
Most pages on this website have sharing buttons, ie buttons which enable you to send a notification of this site to users on social networks. If you decide to click on one of those buttons, it will take you to the relevant site (eg Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit etc), which may result in cookies being added to your computer.
I use Stripe to take payments. (This website is currently provided free of charge, but there is an opportunity to make voluntary donations to support the site's maintenance.) If you make a donation, your card details will be requested (as you would expect) along with your email address. The card details are not retained and I have no access to them. If you decide to make a further donation, the information will have to be re-input.
|As noted above, I use Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 service to check that messages sent to me via the Contact page are being sent by a human and not by an automated program.
|To understand how people use this site, I use Microsoft Clarity (and also Google Analytics - see above). Most websites use some sort of analytics programs like these. The data Clarity collects helps me see things like which pages users visited, in which order, what they downloaded so on. You can view Microsoft's Privacy Statement here.
Rights you have over your data
If you have left a comment on this site, subscribed to other commenters, contacted me or made a payment, 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 I erase any personal data I hold about you (except for any data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes).