Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.shirlsgardenwatch.co.uk. To contact us, please see our contact page.
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.
The comments section also provides options to use other third party login details (such as Google, Twitter or Facebook). If you use one of those options, cookies may be set by these third parties and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more information.
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 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 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 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.
Our site uses web analytics tools (Google Analytics and Jetpack) to help analyse how users use the site. These set cookies to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. For details of the cookies and their associated expiry times, see Google Analytics cookie usage and Jetpack cookie usage.
We never use the web analytics tools to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site.
Disabling or Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept of decline cookies by modifying settings on your browser.
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.
When you comment or subscribe to an email list, we ask for your name and email. Your email and any other information you provide will only be used to contact you about updates on shirls gardenwatch. Your personal information will not be distributed to anyone for any purpose.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Version 1.06, May 2020.