Privacy Policy

Who I Am

My name is Helen Doulton and my website address is: This website is owned by one individual, Helen Doulton, and not a company. The site uses WordPress and related software plugins to help it function. Although I, Helen, collect very little data, merely the simple contact details provided by a user when contacting me via my Contact page, or the data provided in a user comment, those companies providing plugin software services for the site may also need to collect some data to make their services work.

Henceforth, when this privacy policy uses the word ‘We’, it refers to the owner of this website and the WordPress related companies providing software to help the site work.

What personal data WE collect and why WE collect it


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.


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.

Contact forms

Information provided by visitors via our contact form, such as name, email address and the contents of the message sent to us, is retained only for a short while, to enable a response to the visitor’s message and provide customer service. It is not used for any further marketing purpose, or shared with anyone else. We do not keep a mailing list.


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.

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


This site currently has not been deliberately set up to use any form of analytics. However, it’s web hosting company may collect some anonymous analytics data.

Who we share your data with

Helen will not share your data with anyone. Askimet, whose plugin privides protection against comment spam, have a privacy policy that is linked to underneath comment boxes on the website.

How long we retain your data

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.

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

This site is hosted by a UK based hosting company. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

Any data that Helen may hold about you, such as name, email address and corespondance messages, is held online and strongly password protected. It is not shared with anyone else.

Contact Information

If you wish to contact the site owner with regard to privacy issues, then please email