Every website needs one, and here’s mine – welcome to the carlpanteny.com Privacy and Cookie Policy. 

As per the usual expectations for such webpages, this policy explains what personal information is collected and why. 

Your personal information

Personal information is only collected through the act of submission by the data owner via the contact form on this site. Its purpose is to respond and engage in correspondence. Messages and contact details are deleted after 90 days. 

Email addresses are not used for any additional marketing purposes. Any advancement in this area will be reflected in an updated policy and options for explicit opt-in for data owners, as per the regulations and framework set out in the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR).

carlpanteny.com cookies & analytics 

Cookies (in this context) are small text files that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

carlpanteny.com uses cookies to anonymously collect information, such as the IP address of your computer, the browser software used, the operating system, access times and pages visited. Specifically, through Google Analytics.

This information is used to monitor usage and to assess the effectiveness of the webpages and blogs. 

CookieDurationTypePurpose/ Third Party Access
Google Analytics180 daysAnalyticsThis cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use this website. The information is compiled in reports and to help me improve content and performance on this site. The cookie collects information on the number of visitors, where visitors have come to the website from and the webpages or app screens they visited. Personal and non-personal data are not merged.

The following is collected through Google Analytics: Bounce Rate, Sessions, Average Pages per sessions, Bounce Rate, where our users come, from (is it organic, social, referral, email), Device usage, Gender, Age range, User interests, what else are the users interested in, Time of day that website is used, Location, Page Views, Entrances, Exits, Average time on page, Returning visitors vs New Downloads, Social Share.   Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data here.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

·         Google Chrome (here)

·         Microsoft Edge (here)

·         Mozilla Firefox (here)

·         Microsoft Internet Explorer (here)

·         Opera (here)

·         Apple Safari (here)

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

Retaining data

Data will only be held about you for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the purpose for which that data was collected, or as otherwise described in this Policy.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, and the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, are taken into consideration. In addition, the purposes for which your personal data is processed and whether those purposes can be achieved through other means, and the applicable legal requirements, have also been considered.

Contact me

If what you read above doesn’t answer all your questions or you have any other queries, please do get in touch directly. You can submit a query via the contact form.

Okay, now back to the rants…