Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it :

Comments :

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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. This information ie. email addresses is not used to contact you.

Subscription to comments on the blog :

The comments made on Wessex Bonsai may be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is the possibility that a commenter subscribes to the comments following their comment on a particular blog post. The option to subscribe to comments may be terminated at any time.

Cookies :

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.

Social Media :

The Pinterest Pin it, Google 1+, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Instagram buttons and social widgets are services that allow interaction with those platforms. They handle personal data in accordance with their privacy policy.
Pinerest : https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy
Google + : href=”https://privacy.google.com/intl/en-GB/index.html
Twitter : https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update
StubleUpon : http://help.stumbleupon.com/customer/portal/articles/665220-privacy-policy-
Instagram : https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that 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.

What rights you have over your data :

If you 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.

Additional information :

We take your data seriously and therefore only collect data we need.

We use systems that enable you to opt out/unsubscribe without prejudice.