Who am I

My name is Dean Birch and this Privacy Policy relates to your use of my website at https://deanljbirch.com.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it;

By visiting this website I able able to track your interactions with the website, including which pages are visited, the time you spend on each page, geographical details and your browser information via Google Analytics.

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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: 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 leave a comment on my 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.

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.

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.

By using any form on this website including Contact Forms and Access Forms, I may receive the following, IP Address, Name, Email Address, Message, Geographical Information, Browser Information, Device Information and a time stamp of your use of said form.

All telephone calls are recorded using mobile technology. Recordings are stored within two secure locations locally and remotely. A copy of said recording may be used for a variety of reasons including but not limited to research & information gathering, legal purposes and the prevention of crime. 

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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me.

This does not include any data I are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

IP Addresses of all visitors are sent to CGP Holdings to check the details of said IP Address against the whatismyipaddress.com database in order to obtain the location and general statistics available.

Telephone call recordings are sent to a secure virtual server.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information may be shared for any reason including but not limited to Social Media Publications in any format.