Privacy Policy

This is a EUGDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) Statement about the privacy policy of this website.

Who runs this website?

This is the personal website of author, filmmaker and animator Peter Bunzl: peterbunzl.com It is also the website for the book series The Cogheart Adventures: cogheart.com  It is owned and operated solely by Peter Bunzl, who has appointed himself Data Protection Officer, as prescribed by the GDPR. Peter can be contacted using the contact form on the website or directly at: peter@peterbunzl.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

We collect, use, store and retain your personal data in line with data protection legislation. This privacy notice aims to provide as much information as possible to help you understand how we look after your data, what your legal rights are in relation to that information – and how you can contact us if you have any questions or queries about how we look after your personal information.

There are a number of ways that your personal information is collected when you contact this website.

Cookies:

Most website use cookies that store little bits of information on your computer when you visit. They are used to make websites work correctly. The data they use isn’t really data about you – it’s more about the device you use to access the website, and the location of the device.

If you leave a comment on this 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.

More information on how Jetpack and WordPress use Cookies is available here: Jetpack cookie documentation and/or the Automattic Cookie Policy.

Email:

If you email us directly using the email address provided on this website, or fill in the contact form, your email address may be saved to our LCN or Apple mail contacts list in order that we can reply to you regarding any query you may have raised. We will use your email address only to reply to you. We will not share the information with any third party without your permission.

If you subscribe to receive blogposts from this site as updates via email, we will retain your email address and sign up details via WordPress for that purposes for as long as you are subscribed to receive those blogposts, until you unsubscribe.

Contact and Enquiry Information

We may process information about you to answer your query. This may include your name, address, email address, postal address and telephone number – depending on what information you provide to us. We will receive this either directly from you for example in an email, FB or Twitter message, or through the contact form on our website. In all cases we receive only the information you choose to provide – and it will be used to correspond with you until your query is resolved.

Feedback and Other Information That You Send to Us

We may process information you send to us for publication on our website and/or social media platforms. We will always ask you if it is OK to use you personal information in this way.

If you have sent this information by private communication channels (such as email) then we will ask for your consent to publish this. (NOTE – if you have posted the information on any of our public sites (social media channels) we do not require consent as you have chosen to make this public – and it is therefore exempt from data protection provisions. However, we will endeavour to contact you to check if it may be shared on other social media channels)

Comments:

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.

Visitor comments may also be checked through Askimet automated spam detection service. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on sites that use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information they collect depends on how the user sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes 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).

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.

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.

What rights you have over your data:

Data Protection legislation is in place to help protect your personal information – and give you control over how it is used. It gives you rights associated with your data, the main ones are listed below. They won’t always apply in every circumstance – but we will explain it to you if you choose to exercise any of your rights.

  • Right to access – you can request copies of any information we hold about you
  • Right to rectification – If you believe we have any of you details wrong, you can ask us to correct them
  • Right to Erasure – You can ask us to delete any information we hold about you. This will apply only when we do not have a legal basis to retain that information.
  • Right to Restrict or Object to Processing – this is controlling exactly what data we hold – you can ask us to stop using certain data or stop carrying out certain processes with your data.
  • The right to complain to a “Supervisory Authority” – an organisation that oversees Data Protection. This could be the Authority where you live, where you work – or the one for the UK, where we are based, which is the Information Commissioners Office.

Where we rely on consent to process your data, you can withdraw that consent at any time.

How we protect your data and what data breach procedures we have in place:

Your data may be stored on computers and accounts with individual passwords that we change regularly. If these entities are ever compromised, we will try to inform you as soon as possible and take advice on how to further protect your data.