At Alexandra Payne we really value our readers and take your privacy very seriously.  This privacy policy sets out how Alexandra Payne uses and protects any information that you give Alexandra Payne when you use this website.

Alexandra Payne is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement and not for any other purposes.

Alexandra Payne may change this policy in accordance with any updated laws.  You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  This policy is effective from 27th September 2018.

What information is collected

When you leave a comment we collect the following information:

  • Your name – this is then visible to the public.
  • Your email address – this is not visible to the public and remains private at all times
  • Your website address (if you choose to provide it) – this is then visible to the public

When you complete and submit a Contact Form, your name and email address is also required (website address is optional).  This is not visible to the public, only Alexandra Payne.

What we do with the information that is collected

When you leave a blog post comment we require your name so that Alexandra Payne and other users of the site are able to identify you.  You do not have to use your own name or your full name in the comment section if you do not wish to do so.

We require your email address to be able to notify you if someone has replied to your comment.  Your email address is used for no other purpose, and Alexandra Payne will never share, lease or sell your email address to any third parties, nor will it be used for marketing purposes.  No spam, we promise!

If you decide to provide a link to your own website when you leave a comment this allows Alexandra Payne and the site’s readers the ability to visit your website.  This data is used for no other purposes.  You do not have to provide this information if you do not want to.

If you have opted in to receive new posts via email, then your name and email address are stored in order to send you each new post as it goes live.  Your details are held securely and are never shared, leased or sold to any third parties, or used for any other purposes.

If you have sent a comment via the Contact Form, your name and email address are used by Alexandra Payne to reply to the communication.  Your website address (if you have opted to include it) allows Alexandra Payne the ability to visit your website.  This data is used for no other purposes.

Security

We are committed to honouring your right to privacy and so we have put in place suitable physical and electronic safeguarding measures to secure the information we collect online in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure.

Cookies

WordPress (the host of this blog, and part of Automattic) uses cookies for a number of different reasons including the creation of a personalised experience for visitors and registered followers.  For a full explanation and to read the Automattic Cookie Policy, click here: https://automattic.com/cookies/

You can choose to accept or decline cookies and you will be given the option to do either via the pop-up ‘Privacy & Cookies’ notification that appears when you click onto the Alexandra Payne website.

Links to other websites

Occasionally Alexandra Payne will post links to other websites of interest or relevance.  However, once you have used these links to leave our site, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you choose to share whilst visiting such sites. Other websites are not governed by this privacy policy.

Controlling your personal information

You have the right to restrict the collection or use of your personal information and may choose to do so in the following ways:

  • if you have previously left a comment(s), you may request removal of the comment(s) by emailing us at alex@alexandrapayne.co.uk and we will ensure that this is actioned
  • If you subscribe to Alexandra Payne via email, you can unsubscribe at any point by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email, or click Unfollow on the home page.  Alexandra Payne will not contact you again unless you choose to opt back in by leaving a comment or re-subscribing.