Information we collect and how we use it (last updated 12th May 2020).
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.adamquayross.com.
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.
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.
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.
We use analytics services provided by Cloudflare Inc and Google. Cookie data may be read and used by Cloudflare Inc. to provide this analytical service to us and their respective polices can be viewed here:
Who we share your data with
Our hosting service provider is HOSTINGER UK LIMITED and your data may be may be maintained, processed and stored by Hostinger and authorized affiliates and service providers in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Lithuania or Cyprus, and in other jurisdictions as necessary for the proper delivery of the web Services and/or as may be required by law. Your data is encrypted under our installation of this website and may only be accessed and read by us but your encrypted data is stored as described above.
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
If you wish to contact the Data Controller, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
PO Box 6945
If you have concerns about the way we process and handle your data, please do contact us in the first instance where you will be assured of a prompt response. If you are still unhappy with our response to your complaint you may raise your concern to the Information Commissions Office: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/. Please be advised that the ICO will not investigate complaints which have not been sent to us first for our reslution.
How we protect your data
We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to securely transmit data between your web brower and the host server of our website. We utilise 256-bit RSA signed encryption on our host server, supplmented by Cloudflare’s secuirty and monitoring services to prevent data breaches.
Your data is only stored on the one host server in an encrypted format and we comit to ensuring that no personally identifiable information is stored without adequate encryption protection.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We take your personal data security safely. Upon notification of a potential data brach via our monitoring services, we will work in partnership with our web hosting provider to investigate and ascertain the level of breach. A communication will be made to affected persons with next steps and reasonable resolutions.
What third parties we receive data from
We may recieve data from Google via Google Analytics in the form of cookies which are used to maintain and track user’s interactions with our website. We may also recieve data from other vendors used in the registration and sign-up sections of our website such as single sign-on options via Facebooke, Twitter, Google and Pinterest. You would need to consent to your data being transmitted at the time of signing up.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We use Akismet anti-spam algorithms to monitor and profile user’s data based on the content they post via comments or other interaction with this website. Akismet may flag users and profile them for manual review. This is the only automated decision making and profiling we use on our website.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
The governing body for personal data processing is the Information Commissioners Office who can be contacted here: https://ico.org.uk/