About this site
My website address is: https://www.brendan.me
What personal data is collected and why it is collected
This site only collects personally-identifiable information when you contact me, either via a contact form, email, or phone call. This data is collected for the purposes of responding to your queries and will only be used in the way you intended it to be used. I do not share this data with any third party organisation, and you are not added to any mailing lists without your explicit consent. Communications received will be retained for as long as it is necessary and relevant to do so. I periodically delete data and you may request deletion of information at any point.
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Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies are placed on your browser when you access a website and last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are placed on your computer when you access a website and expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
Cookies will be set either by this website domain or by third party domains on this site's behalf. Cookies set by this domain on our website domain are referred to as ‘first party’ cookies. Cookies set by third party domains, or set on or via our domain on behalf of third parties, are referred to as ‘third party’ cookies.
Cookies do not usually contain personal information. Cookies may, however, be used in combination with other information to identify you.
This site uses first party and third party cookies, and both session and persistent cookies.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Note: Upon first visit of this website, you should see a cookie consent banner, where you can opt-in or out of cookies.
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.
Anonymised statistics and user information may be collected for the purposes of measuring traffic, website performance, and user profiling, but this information is not personally identifiable, and will not be shared with third parties.
Who your data is shared with
Information is not shared with third parties.
How long data is retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
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 deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data this site is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, and analytical data is typically collected and stored by third party platforms, such as Google Analytics.
Your contact information
Contact information that you may enter into a contact form may be used for the purposes for which you intended (for example, using the contact form, your email address will be collected to allow for responding to your message, or payment and address details for taking payment for products, or shipping products to any address you provide). This information is not shared with any third parties without prior permission.