Privacy policy for the-graphic-designer.co.uk

Lewis Wallis, owner of the-graphic-designer.co.uk we understands that privacy of your personal information is of the utmost importance. This privacy policy contains the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use and visit the-graphic-designer.co.uk, and how I protect your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Who I am

My website address is: the-graphic-designer.co.uk. This site is owned and operated by Lewis Wallis, a self employed individual based in the UK. Lewis Wallis can be reached at lewis@the-graphic-designer.co.uk.

What personal data I collect?

Comments
When a visitor to this website leaves a comment on a blog post, the website collects the data shown in the comments form, and also their IP address and browser user agent string to help with the detection of spam comments.

An anonymised string created from the visitors email address may be provided to the Gravatar service which will publicly display their profile picture next to their comment once it has been approved (Providing they have previously signed up to such service). The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

I will never collect your email address from any submitted comments nor will I add them to an email list, such as a newsletter or marketing email list unless otherwise requested. I will never sell email addresses to third parties.

Contact forms
When you fill out a contact form on the-graphic-designer.co.uk I only receive the information you enter into the contact form. When the visitor submits the form, that information is automatically sent to my email address. I will only keep that information for as long as necessary to address your query.

Email addresses sent to us via the contact forms are never used by Lewis Wallis for any purpose other than to reply to your query. I will never sell information from contact forms to any third parties.

Log Files
As with the majority of other websites, I collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site (such as Chrome or Safari), the time of visit and which pages you visited throughout this site.

Analytics
As you use this website, I use data collection technology called Google Analytics which collects certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This includes information such as your rough geological location, how you use the website, and communications between your computer and the-graphic-designer.co.uk. Data will also be collected regarding the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your web browser.

The data is only collected for statistical purposes. I do not collect personal information. The purpose of this data is to improve this website.

You can opt out of the use of Google Analytics so that your personal information is not collected and stored by Google Analytics. In order to opt out you need to download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. To learn how Google collects and uses your data, you can access the Google Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Who I share your data with?
I do not sell or share your data with anyone. I do use a 3rd party email provider to store your email address if you have voluntarily signed up to the email newsletter.

How long do I keep 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.

If a user has registered on this website, I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information (with the exception of their username which can not be changed). Website administrators can also view and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data?
If you have an account on the-graphic-designer.co.uk, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you. You may also request that I delete any personal data held about you. This does not include data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data?
Visitor comments may be checked via an automatic spam detection service.

Our contact information
If you have any further questions you can reach me at info@the-graphic-designer.co.uk