1. Introduction

It is Dave Stoyles’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you or which you may provide us, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information. (“Personal Data”).

We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:
-we have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
-we are performing a contract with you for our services; and
-we have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/669) (“GDPR”), I, Dave Stoyles, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via our contact details at the end of this policy.
This policy is effective as of 11/24/2020. We review or privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such we may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

2. Personal Data we collect via our website, www.davestoyles.com (the “Website”)


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 anonymized 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.

2.2 Newsletter

This website has an optional newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, a user name and e-mail address are collected on the registration form. In addition, the wordpress plugin used collects the users IP address. In order to register the user must acknowledge that they have read this privacy policy. This is enforced through a mandatory check box on the registration form.

2.3 Contact form

This website has a contact form which the user can use to send a message to the owner of the site. If the form is used, the fields on the form are collected with the message on the contact form.

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

2.5 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use the Website. We do this to help make improvements to the site and user experience.
Google Analytics stores information about:
The pages you visit on the Website
-How long you spend on each page
-How you got to visit the Website
-What you click on whilst you’re visiting the WebSite

3. Use of your Personal Data

We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use your Personal Data to:
– process and manage use of our website;
-respond to your questions, comments, and requests;
-where you have opted-in to receive marketing from us, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences/may be of interest to you;
-improve our services and Website through analysis of information.

4. Sharing of your Personal Data

We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:
We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those services to us. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google for the purpose of custom audience generation.

Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.

5. How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Information collected for the purpose of sending the newsletter will only be kept while the user is subscribed to receive the news letter. Upon unsubscribing, this data will de deleted.

6. 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.

7. Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

8. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. That cookie contains a string of characters (cookie ID) that enables clear identification of the browser and recognition of the user when the website is visited again.

9. How to contact us

If you have any concerns about the contents of this policy please contact me at dave@davestoyles.com You may find it convenient to use my contact form.