Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Registered owner: Jim Flowers

Contact details:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

At, I aim to not purposely collect any personal dat where possible, those that follow me, know that I work full time and therefore this is a secondary outlet which does not aim to make profit and is a hobby. I very rarely run competitions and if I do I tend to ensure that any competitions are run using a third party recognised competition plug in such as rafflecopter or gleam and that any data used to enter such competitions are not passed onto the brands or PR companies I collaborate with. Where this is not the case I will specifically ensure this is clear and transparent prior to entering into such competitions. Of course I encourage comments onto my site however in order to protect both my site and myself, there are some personal details that are retained such as IP address, name and email addresses as this helps to spot SPAM or rouge internet bots as well as ensure I can respond to readers comments accordingly. This, as far as I am aware is the only data which is typically retained on my blog.


Please find details below of further areas for consideration prior to leaving any details on my site.


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.


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.

Contact forms

Any completed contacted forms are only visible by me, Jim Flowers, as sole user and owner of and therefore will not be passed to any third parties and responses will be provided via email. If you do not wish this to be the case, please email instead at


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.

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.


Who we share your data with

Other than WordPress associated plugin’s which ask you to complete your personal details, for the purposes of leaving comments or in order to enter competitions through either a rafflecopter or gleam plugin, we do not intend on sharing your data voluntarily and purposely and therefore would ensure that at any point if this changes, we would ask you to confirm you are happy to do so, e.g. some competitions require your details to be passed onto a brand, if this was the case, you would be asked to positively confirm you are happy to do so prior to being entered into any such competitions.

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, 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. Other than this we will not personally send your data to any other destination or organisation without seeking permission.

Your contact information

Should you wish to make a complaint or contact me for any reason you may do so by sending an email to or alternatively complete the contact us form and I’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.