Who we are
This website, makes-you-think.com, is owned and operated by Simon Sapper. You can contact us by email at [email protected].
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Blog subscription list
Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (
DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments 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.
We retain any information sent to us through our Contact form for the sole purpose of replying to your enquiry.
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. Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
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.
Our web host, SiteGround.com provides us with website traffic analytics from their servers. SiteGround is completely GDPR compliant and they do not use any cookies to provide this data.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with any third-parties.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
We retain subscription data for as long as you remain a member of our blog subscription list. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.
We retain any information sent to us through our Contact form for up to 6 months. You can request that it is deleted at any time.
What rights you have over your data
You can request to receive a 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.
You have the right to request rectification of any mistake in your personal data, and the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data. To exercise any of these rights, please email your request to [email protected].
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
Your data is stored in a secure database. Standard security measures have been taken to protect the data, including strong passwords, and two-factor authentication where relevant.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not receive any data from third parties.
Our supervisory authority is the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: +44 1625 545 745
The last modification was made on 31st October 2019.