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Privacy & Cookies Policy

I am committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of my visitors. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to me, or that I collect from you whilst you visit my site.

I do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

Information I Collect

In running and maintaining my website I may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information about your use of my site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  • Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register to receive notification of my diary updates.
  • Information that you provide when you communicate with me by any means.

Use of Cookies

Cookies provide information regarding the computer used by a visitor. I may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer in order to assist me in improving my website.

I may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

I only use third party advertisements on www.livingwithalex.com to support my site. Some of these advertisers may use cookies and other technology such as web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense programme) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit my site and, in some cases, where you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing London estate agent advertisements to someone living in London for example) or showing certain advertisements based on specific sites visited (such as showing fashion advertisements to someone who frequently visits fashion websites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off my cookies or third-party cookies in your browser setting, or by managing preferences in programmes such as Norton Internet Security. However, this may affect how you are able to interact with my site and, more likely, other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programmes such as forums or personal accounts.

Use of Your Information

I use the information that I collect from you to provide my services to you and so I may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To notify you when I have updated my website such as posting another Chapter.
  • To provide information to you that you request from me relating to my website and diary entries.
  • To inform you of any changes to my website terms & conditions

Where your consent has been provided in advance I may allow selected third parties to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding unrelated goods and services which I believe may interest you. Where such consent has been provided it can be withdrawn by you at any time.

Disclosing Your Information

I will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  • In the event that I sell my website to the buyer.
  • Where I am legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
  • To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Third Party Links

In addition to the advertisements on my website, on occasion I include links to third parties on this website. Where I provide a link it does not mean that I endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Access to Information

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 you have the right to access any information that I hold relating to you. Please note that I reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by me in providing you with the information.

Contacting Me

Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any matter relating to this Privacy Policy at: contact@livingwithalex.com