Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who am I

I am a private  individual running this site mainly for myself.  The website address is: https://mccarthy.lu and I build these pages using WordPress which, in turn, is hosted by OVH.COM

What personal data I collect

I do not need or want to automatically collect any personal data.  So I don’t automatically collect anything.  But read on, it’s important.

Comments

When you leave comments on this site I collect the data shown in the comments form and also your 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.

Media

If you upload images to this 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.

Contact forms

When you leave your details for me to contact you, I collect the data shown in the contact form, and also your 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/.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my 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, I 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.

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.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

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 you had 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

WordPress is used to build these pages and does not collect any analytics data.
OVH host this web site and collect the minimum of data to indicate the level of traffic on this site.  This data includes your IP address, browser user agent string, title of the page(s) you view along with the date and time of your visit.  This data is used to provide me with some idea of which pages are popular.

Who I share your data with

WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
OVH does not share any personal data with anyone.
I do not share any personal data with anyone.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  Apart from that, it all stays on OVH servers within the European Union.

My contact information

If you want to get in touch please use:
privacy [at] mccarthy [dot] lu

How I protect your data

I rely on the web host, OVH.com, to protect any data on this site.