Privacy Policy

Who am I?

https://grumpymum.co.uk. Is a privately run lifestyle blog. Except where clearly indicated all blog posts contain only my own opinions and have no affiliation with any company or agency.

On occasion I might accept free products for the purpose of testing and reviewing. Any articles written about products that have been provided free of charge or any articles that have been sponsored will be clearly marked with a disclaimer.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

Media

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

This blog does not currently have any contact forms however you are free to email me (the writer, editor and general waffler) at tessa@grumpymum.co.uk. Emails will be treated as personal correspondence.

Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

At present this website does not share your data however in future we may use Google Analytics to track the number of people visiting this website. Please visit Google Analytics for further information regarding what information is collected and how to opt out.

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). 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.

Your contact information

Contact information provided via comments or email will be kept indefinitely unless you request its removal. This data will not be used in any way you have not approved. For example: It will not be passed to a third party unless you have provided clear approval for this to happen.

From time to time I may run competitions. Any personal details provided will be held by a clearly defined third party competition hosting software. Details provided for the purpose of entering a competition will not be passed to any 3rd party besides the clearly defined competition hosting software. Competition entries will only be asked to provide minimal details to allow contact in the event of a win, upon winning the winner will be asked to provide details such as postal details, which on agreement may be passed to the company providing the prize.

Once a competition winner has been successfully contacted, all other competition entry details will be deleted.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I take all reasonable precautions to ensure that comments and personal details provided to this website remain secure.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach this website will be taken offline until the breach has been resolved. All efforts will be made to contact anyone who may have been effected.