Privacy and Cookies Policy

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The following Privacy and Cookies Policy conforms to the GDPR requirements of May 2018.

Who we are

This privacy policy sets out how Fiona Lockhart uses and protects any information that you provide.

The website address is:

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.

An anonymised 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you use the website contact form or subscribe to the blog some of the following information will be collected:

• name
• contact information including email address and telephone number
• Message affixed to the contact page

All the text data content, are stored in a database. WordPress uses a MySQL database for storing data. As wordpress is a CMS, it fetches all the content and image on theme or template but store the pages in database only.


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.

Google Analytics will also set some cookies. For more info on cookies go to:


Our website will collect the following (non-identifying) information (via Google Analytics):
• the internet domain and IP addresses from which you access the website
• the type of browser (for example Internet Explorer or Firefox)
• the operating system you use (for example, Windows, Macintosh)
• the date and time of your visit
• the pages you access

Who we share your data with

Any information collected on the website is anonymous and will not be shared with any third parties

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.

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).

What rights you have over your data

If you subscribe to the blog 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. If you require a copy of the information we hold, please contact Once we have received your request via email we will respond within 30 days.

The right to have your information erased

If you feel that your data  should no longer be held, you can request that we erase the data held. When a request is received via email, confirmation will be sent stating whether the data has been deleted or tell you the reason why it cannot be deleted.

Where we send your data

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