Who I am

My name is Tim Keay and I trade under the business name of Tim Keay Design Ltd, registered company number 11026792. My registered business address is 62 Northampton Lane North, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7QR.

My website address is: https://timkeay.com

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on my website, 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Every time the contact form on my website is used, the submission data is recorded by the form builder plugin and stored securely in the website’s database. This data includes your name, email address and possibly your telephone number, if you chose to provide it. This data is stored purely for my own reference, should I need to contact you again in the future. It will not be shared, sold or made available to anyone else under any circumstances.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

If you wish to disable or block the use of cookies entirely, you can do so by activating that setting in your web browser. In most browsers, this is known as using its private browsing or “incognito” mode. For further help with this, you can take a look at the Help menu of your browser or visit the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

My website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users on my website. This helps me to keep track of how my website is used, so that I can be better informed to make changes and improvements in the future. By continuing to use my website, you are agreeing to my use of cookies.

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.

Analytics

The main type of cookie used on my website is for Google Analytics. These cookies allow me to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around my website when they are using it. This helps me to improve the way the website works, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who I share your data with

The data you send via my contact form is submitted to my Gmail account, so is stored securely on Google’s servers. If you decide to go ahead with any work with me, I will also store your data securely in my invoicing system, called Quickbooks.

No data you provide will be shared, sold or made available to anyone else.

How long I retain your data

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.

Data submitted via my contact form is stored indefinitely, for my own reference in case I need to contact you again in the future.

What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted data using my contact form or have left comments on any of my blog articles, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data that I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

My contact information

If you wish to contact me about anything related to this privacy policy or your personal data, please feel free to drop me an email at: tim@timkeay.com