Privacy Policy

What’s this?

From 24th 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all websites that collect any type of personal data.
This regulation is designed to make sure that companies and websites respect and protect your personal data and privacy, and gives you the right to ask for it to be deleted should you wish it.
I’ve set out my Privacy Policy to let you know, simply and clearly, what personal information may be collected about you from this website.
I may amend this Privacy Policy should it become necessary in the future. Any changes will be reflected in this Privacy Policy.

Who I am.

I am James Edgar, and this website address is:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

  • I don’t currently operate an email list, newsletter subscription, registration option or actively harvest names or email addresses in any other way.
  • I can only obtain your name and email address or possibly your IP address if you email me using my contact form, or if you leave a comment. I need this information to respond to your email, or record your comment.
  • I won’t ask you for any personal information unless I genuinely need it.
  • I won’t share your personal information with anyone without your permission except to comply with the law or protect our rights.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Form

When you contact me using the form on our website your information is sent to me via a connected Gmail account, so your data may be shared with Gmail.
You can read Gmail’s Privacy Policy in full here:
Form inputs are kept to a minimum. I ask only for the details we need to deal with your message.
You will be asked to confirm via a tickbox that you understand and agree with this email privacy policy.
Email form information will be stored until the correspondence between us has concluded. It will then be deleted. You can ask that your information be deleted at any time during this process by contacting me here.


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.


Cookies are very small text files placed on your computer by a web server when you view some sites online. They’re used to store data about you and your preferences so that a web server doesn’t have to repeatedly request this information. They are mostly innocuous, and often expire after a short time.


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.
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.
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.
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.

Social Sharing Buttons:

This website features social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from theweb pages to the respective social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. These networks can set cookies when logged in to help streamline the sharing of this content. I have no control over these cookies, and cannot use them to identify you.

Embedded Content:

In order to keep my blog content fresh and interesting I will sometimes embed in my posts content from social media and other third party websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and others.
As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites, which may track your use of this website. These websites may collect data about you, 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.
I have no control over these cookies, and cannot use them to identify you.

Other Advertising:

I may show ads from companies like Amazon for products or services that I think may interest you, including links to my own books. These may be affiliate links, which the supplier tracks using cookies. I am also part of the part of the Google Adwords network, which also sets cookies.
I have no control over these cookies, and cannot use them to identify you.
(See also our Affiliate Disclaimer here)

Other External Links:

This website may include links to other websites which I think you might find interesting. I have no control over the privacy, security or cookie policy of these external sites, and you use them at your own risk.


This site uses Statify to monitor site activity. Statify doesn’t process and store personal data (for example IP addresses). Statify counts site views, not visitors.
A locally (in WordPress) created database table consists of only four fields (ID, date, source, target) and can be viewed at any time, cleaned up and cleared by the administrator ensuring absolute privacy compliance coupled with transparent procedures
Due to this tracking approach, Statify is compliant with GDPR.

As a general rule clicking any of the external links on this site might take you to a site which will set cookies. Each site will have its own privacy and cookie policy which you might want to check out for yourself.
I have no control over these cookies and I cannot use them to identify you.
Only click on a link if you are prepared to accept this.

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.

If you have any questions about my Privacy Policy please contact me.