Who I am
Your data journey
Types of data I collect and what I do with it
Comments: if you comment on the site, I collect the data you put into the comments box, your details to identify the poster, as well as your IP address and information about your browser. This last bit I use to defend the site against Spam.
Communication: if you get in touch, I will retain the detail of that contact so that I can get back to you.
Contact Information: if you contact me, I will collect information on how to contact you – your name and email address.
Information about you: some actions on this site (such as posting a comment) will collect some information about you. This may include your IP address, browser and operating system information. The is used to defend the site against Spam.
Usage: how long you spend on the site and how you navigate around it. I use this to make the site more user friendly.
The legal basis for collecting this data
Here’s why I collect this data:
Legitimate interests: where use of personal information is necessary for my legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party (unless there is a good reason to protect your personal information which overrides our legitimate interests).
Consent: where the user has given clear consent for their personal data to be processed for a specific reason.
Withdrawing consent – you can withdraw consent at any time; just let me know. If ‘consent’ is the only reason for which I am processing that data, I will stop.
Data I do not collect
Sensitive data: information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health-related data, information about your sexual preferences/orientation. I don’t collect any of this unless you give me explicit consent or it is necessary to comply with law.
Children’s data: My site is targeted at professionals interested in legal technology, and therefore not designed for use by Under 18s. I do not knowingly collect data from under 16s.
How long I keep your data
How long I keep your data will depend on the type of data you share.
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.
If you get in touch, I will keep the details of that communication until we have concluded the matter.
How secure is the data I keep?
I secure your data behind physical and electronic lock and key to do all I can to keep your data secure. That being said, sending data is never 100% secure, and you provide your data at your own risk.
Where do I store the data?
The data I collect is stored and processed in the UK and in any data processing facilities used by the third parties specified below.
Sharing your data with third parties
I do not pass any data that could be used to identify you to third parties, but I do use third party services to help keep my site up and running safely for you.
Analytics: I use Google Analytics to monitor and improve our website and services. For more information on how Google uses your data, please see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Anti-spam: I use a plug in that filters through comment and communication data to help me identify spam and keep the site tidy.
Hosting and data processing: my site and email are hosted on third party infrastructure to make it more reliable and secure than I would be able to manage on my own.
You may get a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie doesn’t contain any personal data, and is discarded when you close your browser.
Leaving a comment may trigger a cookie, saving your name and email so that you don’t need to re-enter them next time you want to leave a comment.
Your data, your choice
Sharing your data is your choice
You can choose not to share your personal data with me; just don’t comment or get in touch – its that simple!
You can disable cookies in your browser – though in doing so you may lose some of the site’s functionality.
Your rights over your data
You have the right to access information I hold about you.
You have the right to have me correct any inaccuracies in the data I hold on you.
You have the right to be ‘forgotten’.
You have the right to complain.
I have done my best to make this policy as clear and transparent as possible, in the hopes that you will actually read and understand how and why your data is being used – after all, that’s one of the key principles of GDPR 2018. If you have any questions or feedback on this policy, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I need to make any changes to this policy, the information with be posted on this page.