Who I am
My name is Richard Underwood, and I am a published author. My website address is: https://richard-underwood.com.
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 the passing of your personal information to a payment provider when you purchase goods from the website. If I didn’t do this, you would be unable to pay for anything! Another example 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.
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.
If you contact me using the site contact form, 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.
If you visit our login page, 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 are removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data but indicates the post ID of the article you 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 behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.