Who we are

Our website address is: http://gaiagods.com.

This is the website of author Russell Chapman. (Tava Pren, Reawla Lane, Hayle TR27 5HQ. United Kingdom.)

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

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 Gravatar profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Cookies

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles and advertisements 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.

Analytics

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track the source of our traffic and how users interact with the site.

Who we share your data with

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We do not sell or use your data for any direct marketing purposes. Your comments may be shared by us or other site visitors on social media.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Your contact information name, email address and website is only used as described in the cookies section above.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We only hold personal data on servers operated via 1&1 IONOS. This is a secure https website. We do NOT hold any personal information offline.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Russell Chapman is the sole administrator and data manager of this website, and its associated data. All suspected data breaches should be reported to russell@gaiagods.com . We will investigate and respond within 7 days to the user and report any breach to the ICO as required by current legislation.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive traffic source and user interaction information form Google. We also receive related sales statistics from third parties, whose product/services may be advertised on this site from time to time.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do NOT do any automated decision making or profiling with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We fully comply with the Data Protection Regulations 2018.