Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is: https://thehappyfinanceteam.co.uk.

I can be contacted at jessica@ the domain above or by using the “Contact Me” page.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

These two paragraphs come from WordPress to explain what happens to any comments you leave.

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.

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.

Cookies

I use the default WordPress cookies, which are as follows:

If you leave a comment on this 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 the login page, the site 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, the site 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. This is nothing to do with this website.

Analytical data

I use a plugin (“Jet pack“, provided by Automattic) to provide me with analysis about how the site is used. This plugin collects the following data: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.  The plugin tracks post and page views, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the JavaScript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, JavaScript files, CSS files, etc.).

However, i as site owner do NOT have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, I can see that a specific post has 285 views, but I cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature. Please see Automattic’s privacy policy for more details.

Contact forms

When you complete a contact form, you are asked to provide a name and an email address. This then comes through as an email to me. I use the data on this form to respond to your query, and any subsequent correspondence that may arise. I do not add this to any databases or mailing lists, nor do use it for any other purposes, and if you want me to stop contacting you with it then please ask.

Please do not send confidential information via contact forms as they are not encrypted.

Who I share your data with

Visitor comments and information submitted via contact forms may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Other than in the places mentioned above, I do not share your data with anyone, ever.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. I can delete them if you ask me to.

I store information provided via contact form for a year after submission so I can analyse the types of requests made and improve the contact form. Again, if you want me to delete it earlier than this, please ask.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or have submitted a contact form you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, which will only be data that you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you.