Who we are
This website is owned by a private individual called Richard Bloomfield, residing in Dublin Ireland, and is published at the address https://richardbloomfield.com
The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for statistical purposes and for the monitoring of malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks.
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Data collection from forms
When visitors leave comments on the site or fill in the contact page 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.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. facebook posts, tweets, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Data shared with third parties
This site uses a number of WordPress plugins to help ensure the security and reliability of the site. A small number of these plugins collect and retain information:
- Askimet – collects information about visitors who comment on this site. Askimet records the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
- iThemes Security – collects information to protect the site from specific types of attack. iThemes Security collect the IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and the username of login attempts. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 14 days.
Rights 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.