Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.chriscountey.com. Data collected from users on this website are used internally to improve the website experience for visitors. No data is every shared or sold to third parties.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
Contact forms provide visitors with a way to communicate with me via this website. The data collected via any form on this website is done so using secure SSL connections. The data connected this way is not distributed, shared or sold in any way with any third party.
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.
Who we share your data with
All data collected directly via forms and through analytics technology is used by me only and is never shared with third parties.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Your contact information is not shared with any third parties. Contact information is used for the sole purpose of communication between Chris Countey and his readers.
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
Data breach technology is handled by this website’s host.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not currently receive third party data.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We use Google Analytics data and general Google ranking data to optimize the experience of this website.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
This website may act as an “affiliate” on occasion. This means that Chris Countey may be financially compensated for products and services sold via links from this website.