This website, nickbits.co.uk, belongs to an individual. Any use of the term we/our below refers to myself.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.nickbits.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Comments / Contact
When visitors leave comments and/or use the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the comments/contact form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
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 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 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.
To help protect this website a number of security precautions are taken. This includes, but not limited to, monitoring traffic using IP addresses, user agent and browser details. Data is analysed for security issues. The data may be kept for up to 1 year. If it is deemed to be a security concern the data will be kept until such time as it is no longer a security concern.
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.
We use the WordPress plugin Koko Analytics on our website to measure key figures that are important to us, such as the number of visitors and page views. We have configured Koko Analytics so that this measurement is carried out anonymously. Neither cookies are set nor any personal data collected. If you still do not want your visit to our website to be included in the measurement, you can activate the “Do Not Track” function of your browser, which is respected by Koko Analytics.
Third Parties / Transfer of data
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you use the contact form, form content and IP addresses may be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and block, or allow, form submissions 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.
Last updated: 12 March 2022