Privacy policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.mikelee.me.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 

You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer and control how your web browser deals with cookies by changing your browser settings. However, this may prevent you from using parts of our website.

Many browsers give a range of options for managing cookies, including obtaining consent for every cookie, blocking certain types of cookie, and blocking cookies from unrecognised websites. Finally, you can set your browser to block all cookies; however, you should be aware that many sites will not work as smoothly as you are used to and some basic functionality that is dependent on cookies will not work at all.

For information pertaining to your specific web browser, please consult your web browser’s documentation.

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.

Features provided by Automattic, Jetpack, and WordPress.com

Our site uses enhanced features (“modules”) provided by two Automattic companies, Jetpack and WordPress.com, that may use, track, and sync your data in the ways Automattic has outlined below.

Please remember to review the Automattic Privacy Policy, which covers Automattic’s family of products.

Contact Form

Data used
The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e., the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data synced
Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission.

Protect

Data used
In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e., according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity tracked
Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human.

Data synced
Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.

WordPress.com Stats

Data used
IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Important

The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post.

Stats logs – containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) – are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity tracked
Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

What rights you have over your data

If you have contacted us or left comments on this site, 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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Secured by RapidSSL

This website uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts any personal information you transmit while using this website (e.g., comments and contact form responses). The encryption process protects your information by scrambling it before it is sent to us from your computer.

How to contact us

You can email inbox@mikelee.me.uk, find us on Instagram or Twitter, or send us a message through our contact form.