Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for the website in accordance with all applicable Irish and Internet laws including GDPR compliance.

Who this privacy policy applies to

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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: 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

These forms let you get in touch with us and also give me the contact details to get back in touch with you.  If you prefer not to give us your contact details you can always chat to us through social media.



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.  Logging out of your account, will remove the login cookies.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie saves 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.



Google Analytics and Jetpack analyse contact data.


Your Data

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any other users unless you have specifically requested contact.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, we retain the comment and its metadata 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

Your contact information helps us reply to your questions and comments.  We contact you primarily through connected social media accounts and not mass email marketing.  If updates or changes to relevant material on this site occurs we may need to contact you but it will be for operational not marketing purposes.


Additional information

How we protect your data

We use various tools including WordPress antivirus and antispam tools.  The website uses an SSL certificate to protect all communications to and from the site.  Administrative processes backup and review the security of the site on a scheduled regular basis.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a breach all affected parties will be notified on the contact details provided in the posts.

What third parties we receive data from

We currently receive no data from third parties.

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

Currently we do no profiling

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This website is a portfolio website for Philip A. B. Lacey.  Philip is an Irish citizen and compliant with all Irish and European regulations.