Privacy Policy

CarolAnneStrange.com (CAS) is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy.

What personal data is collected and why?

When you visit this site, some personal data may be processed, which may include but not necessarily be limited to your name, email, and web address.

Information about your computer browser, software, and IP internet connection address may also be collected to improve your experience of using this website.

Cookies
This site may store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by this site to your computer or other access device) which can be accessed when you visit this site in future. Cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information such as shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics, which will make your browsing experience better. You have the option to disable cookies in your browser.

If you leave a comment on this 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.

Comments
When you leave comments on the site, data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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.

Advertisers
It’s possible that third-party advertising companies serve ads when you visit the website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, email address) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How Your Personal Data is Stored and Used
The personal data you supply (such as name, email address) is stored securely on the hosting company’s server, and is used to provide you with services.

Any payment details that you provide via this website will be encrypted using SSL technology. CAS does not hold your payment card or account details, and all payments are made securely via PayPal.

Be aware that the transmission of information over the internet can not be guaranteed to be completely secure.  Therefore you send personal data at your own risk.

CAS will not sell your personal data, and will only disclose personal data to a third party only if there’s a legal obligation to do so.

How long data is retained
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.

All users can see and ask to edit or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data
You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data (if any) that’s about you, including any data you have provided. There will be a charge, usually £10, for dealing with your request. You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

These statutory rights are qualified by exceptions and exemptions in the legislation. You can learn more about your rights from the Information Commissioner, who regulates data protection and privacy for the United Kingdom at http://www.ico.gov.uk