Terms of use, privacy and cookies

Tess Baxter and Dane Stone Publishing websites

‘I’ and ‘we’ refer to Tess Baxter and her business as a sole trader, and applies to https://www.tessbaxter.com and https://www.dane-stone.co.uk.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies only as an inherent part of WordPress blogging software. Cookies are small files saved to your own computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about your interactions with and usage of the website. We request consent for cookies on your first visit to the website, when you may allow or disallow their use. You may also block all cookies through your web browser’s settings.

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. These cookies will last for one year.

Contact and Communication

We have provided contact details on this website, and you are welcome to contact us by email or telephone, as well as leaving comments on the ‘home’ page of tessbaxter.com. In doing so, you will provide data to us that will be used subject to the sections below.

If you leave a comment on the site we collect the data shown in the comment form, and also your 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

You should not provide personal or sensitive information to us in comments on this website, or through social media. If you feel the information is sensitive or needs to be kept confidential, you should make contact by telephone or encrypted email.

Sharing and storing data

Any personal information you provide will be stored securely until it is no longer required or appropriate to retain it. The main reason for retaining information is where there is a business transaction that needs to be recorded for tax purposes. Your data will not be passed on to third parties, except if required to do so by law, or after we have asked for your permission to do so and you have consented.

We do not use tracking services such as Google Analytics or Facebook services on our websites, nor do we carry advertising that would allow other companies to track you or collect data on you. However, embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you had visited the other website. The main content would be from Flickr or Vimeo.

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.

What we might do with your data

Primarily we will use data you provided in order to respond directly to questions you ask, or comments you make. This includes postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses.

Comments made on the website are checked through an automated spam detection service.

If you use the Dane Stone Publishing site (www.dane-stone.co.uk) for making a purchase, we use Paypal for the shopping basket and for payments, and you are subject to their terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should read Paypal’s policies for further information. All the financial data for transactions is held and processed by Paypal. We are given access to the data that is required to fulfil your order (including name, address, information details and order details) but we do not have access to any payment card details or bank information. If you are unhappy with Paypal’s terms, you should use alternative methods, such as ordering through your local bookshop.

Social Media and External Links

Links are provided on the website to social media accounts and platforms where I upload my work. Should you click through to these, you will leave our websites and will be subject to the terms of the and conditions, and privacy and data collection policies of the social media accounts and platforms.

We sometimes provide external links to other websites. We want to provide a reliable, interesting and safe experience, and they are checked at the time of writing. However, sometimes website content changes, and on rare occasions this might include malicious material. You should take the usual care and caution when following links on the internet, and installing good quality internet protection software on your own computer is a good precaution in any case.

Withdrawing your consent

You have a right to ask what personal information we have about you, and withdraw consent to us holding it if you choose, subject to the conditions under ‘sharing and storing data’ above.

Tess Baxter, May 2018.

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