Who we are

Our website address is: https://homesandtravel.co.uk. The website is owned and managed by Stewart Andersen. Contact details are below.

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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 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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (for example EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in browser cookies. Cookies are small data files stored on your device, used by your browser. 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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

Pages 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.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics code to track user behaviour. This allows us to measure how many people are on the site and how they behave while they are on the website. The data is anonymised and contains no personally identifiable information.

Who we share your data with

Your data is not shared with any third party organisations, with the exception of:

  • Google Analytics: we share non-personally identifiable information that tracks user behaviour on the website. This data is stored by Google.
  • Embedded content from other websites: these websites may collect data about you. We do not control where this data is stored.

To opt-out of having your data collected by these services, we recommend using a 3rd party ad blocking tool such as https://getadblock.com.

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.

Users on our website have their behaviour stored by Google Analytics for 38 months. Data is anonymised.

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

This website is owned and managed by Stewart Andersen. Contact Stewart at homesandtravel AT gmail DOT com.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your comments, sign in and image upload data is stored on a Virtual Private Server at UK2.net.

Analytics data is stored by Google.