Who I am

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

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

Comment functionality is embedded using an external service called Disqus (https://disqus.com). When you write or interact with comments on my blog, all the associated data is handled by that service. It is never seen or stored by me, my blog, or any server I own/operate.

For reference, the Disqus privacy policy can be found here: https://help.disqus.com/en/articles/1717103-disqus-privacy-policy

Contact forms

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

However, if I add one in future then your name, email address, and any message content will be sent to my personal email account. I am the only person with access to that account. I may use the information to reply to you if appropriate, but I will not use it for any other purpose. The information will not be used for any marketing, it will not be stored on my blog, and it will not be published or shared with any other person or organisation

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 in-page 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.

Advertising

Google AdSense may be used to show personalised adverts within webpages on this website (Google’s privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy). The purpose is to contribute towards the costs of running the website.

Please note that the owner/operator of this website has limited control over what adverts are displayed, and has no way to know which adverts were displayed to which visitors.

Who I share your data with

Your data is not shared.

How long I retain your data

Personally identifiable data about you is never 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 routinely store any personal data about website visitors though. 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.

Where I send your data

As noted above, comments are handled by an external service called Disqus. Whenever you write a comment or interact with other comments, you are interacting directly with their servers. The data is never seen by my server or sent anywhere else by me.

Contact information

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