Who we are

Our website address is https://michaelrh04.co.uk, hosted by the Hostinger company on the WordPress platform and operating under European Union privacy legislation. The majority of all data collection comes from WordPress processes and features, such as comments.

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 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.


If you upload images to the website at any point, 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

We may store the information provided in contact forms indefinitely. We will not share the information provided in contact forms with any other person, organisation or entity, unless required to by law or in the event that we believe the information given presents evidence of criminal activity or amounts to a crime, such as threatening contents.


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 no longer than one year; our cookie plugin, Jetpack, is set to store cookies for 180 days.

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 are granted credentials to 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 posted and/or 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. Privacy policies for embedded content can be viewed on the respective websites’ own pages.


Our analytics service is provided by Jetpack, who have a privacy centre that can be viewed at https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/.

Who we share your data with

We have never been asked by or provided any organisation, government, or other entity for any data relating to this website. While the website may store data in the form of cookies, comments, images and other media as stated in this policy, we do not actively share your data with third parties.

Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. See Embedded content from other websites above for clarification.

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, 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.

Contact information

Inquires or comments can be made to contact@michaelrh04.co.uk.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our host provides security for the databases that this WordPress client is stored on (see here). Site administrators change the credentials for those databases and this site frequently.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Upon the risk that data may have been exposed, we will be informed by our host as in line with their responsibilities. We will pass this message on if we believe your data may also have been exposed.

What third parties we receive data from

We only use our own cookies and do not receive data from third parties outside of our spam detection service. The data we store is only ever provided by the user and does not come from other services.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No automated decision making is made by us, but it may be made by our host or service providers. Please refer to their privacy policies for more information.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We are not subject to any as of writing.

Last updated 18th March, 2020 at 20:00 (UK).