Who I am

My name is Richard Underwood, and I am a published author. My website address is:

Who I share your information with

I never sell your information.

Apart from purposes strictly necessary for the purposes of the site, I never disclose your personal information to any other person or organisation.

An example of a strictly necessary purpose would be if a visitor adds a comment or review. Review and comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service to prevent spam.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser used to help spam detection.

Contact forms

If you contact me using the website email address, the information is only retained as long as is necessary for me to deal with the reason for your contact.


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 you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

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 queue.