Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.sigilofbrass.com. I trade as Sigil Of Brass and my name is Andrew Backhouse.
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.
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.
We have a contact form plugin, this subsection will capture the entrant’s Name, Email Address and a short message – when someone submits a contact form, I delete it after reading it if I do not chase it up. I do not use the information submitted to them for marketing purposes.
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.
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.
By default, WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data. I have installed Hotjar to monitor usage and run the site through Google Analytics to try and improve SEO.
Who we share your data with
In this section, I will name and list all third-party providers with whom I share site data, including partners, cloud-based services, payment processors, and third party service providers, and note what data you share with them and why. Link to their own privacy policies if possible.
By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. However, the Domain was bought with HeartInternet and there is a Cloudflare Anonymiser. I use a HeartInternet VPS and the email address, [email protected], is an alias of a Gmail account – cloud served. The “Upload” function is courtesy of www.wetransfer.com – all these services have their own privacy policies.
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.
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.
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
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
I can be reached at [email protected] to see about what Data I have of you.
How we protect your data
All data is retained on a server that is encrypted and password protected. It is only accessible by Andy Backhouse and he does not want to sell it on to third parties.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the unlikely event of a Data Breach, everyone who we have information about (through submitting a comment or filling in the contact form) will be emailed and advised on further action.
What third parties we receive data from
When you upload audio, we receive a notification from WeTransfer of your email address and the enclosed audio and any message you have written
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
N/A – we are not automatons.
If you have any queries as to what you have submitted to Sigil Of Brass then please email Andy at [email protected] Your data can be erased or sent to you for you to look at.