Who I am
I’m Will, and this is my site, https://www.willcycle.com. If you need to get hold of me, simply leave a comment under any blog post. Comments are moderated, to prevent spam.
When visitors leave comments on my site, the site collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. I will get to see the email address you used to leave a comment, but will not otherwise harvest, nor use that address. I have a zero-tolerance policy for spam – that applies to comments left on my site, but also to me respecting your privacy.
The collection of your email address when you leave a comment is permitted under GDPR, under Legitimate Interest.
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 my 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 month.
Who I share your data with
This is simple: I don’t share your data with anyone, ever. Privacy matters a great deal to me – mine, as well as yours.
How long I 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.
If you buy from my shop, I will need to have your email address, as well as a physical delivery address. That data is never used for anything else, but is stored for years.
What rights you have over your data
If you have commented on this site, or have bought anything from the shop, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I may hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.