Who I am

My name is Peter Bloomfield and this is the technical section of my personal website/blog. The address is: https://peter.bloomfield.online

The music section of my website is covered by the same policy. Its address is: https://peter.bloomfield.online/music

Purpose

The main purpose of this website is for me to publish articles and share content I have produced in my free time which I think may be of help or interest to others. The content may relate to some of my experiences as a professional software engineer, or it may relate to technical or other topics I have pursued in my own time. Either way, please note that this website is entirely non-commercial and is not involved in selling or marketing. The website may show adverts or use other means of raising money (such as affiliate links) to help with running costs. However, I do not make a profit from it.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

I use a platform called Disqus to allow visitors to comment on my blog posts. The Disqus privacy policy can be found here: https://help.disqus.com/en/articles/1717103-disqus-privacy-policy

Even though they are visible on my blog, comments (and all related data) are not stored on my server at any point.

Contact forms

At the time of writing, I do not have a contact form on my website.

User accounts

Registration and login are not required to use the website. These features are not available for anyone except the website owner/operator. Consequently, no personal information is collected or stored via this route.

Cookies

Cookies may be used for the purpose of preventing spam, as well as for analytics and advertising (see below).

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.

Analytics

Your visits to the website and usage patterns may be tracked using Google Analytics (Google’s privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy). The data is anonymous and is only used to help improve the website, such as by making high-traffic pages more usable and efficient, and identifying popular topics for future posts.

Adverts

I do not currently display any adverts on my blog myself. However, the Disqus platform (which provides comment functionality) may show adverts. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://help.disqus.com/en/articles/1717103-disqus-privacy-policy

From time to time, I may include affiliate links from various providers in my blog posts. These links will be clearly marked as such, enabling you to avoid using them if you so choose.

If you choose to follow such a link and purchase the relevant product or service then I may receive some revenue or other benefit. The purpose of this is to contribute to the costs of running this website.

Who I share your data with

I do not share your data with any person, organisation, or other entity.

How long I retain your data

Personally identifiable data about you is never gathered or retained. Anonymised or pseudonymised statistics may be retained indefinitely for purposes of analysing traffic patterns.

What rights you have over your data

I do not store any personal data about website visitors. If you think I am storing data about you then you are welcome to ask for a copy of it, and/or ask for it to be amended/deleted.

If your query or request relates to the analytics or adverts used on this website then I may need to refer you to the provider of that service.

Where I send your data

I do not send your data anywhere.

Contact information

If you would like to get in touch with me then please use LinkedIn or Twitter: