Privacy Policy

We at Testing Time Blog respect your privacy in every shape and form. Of course we are also committed to protecting your rights and your data to ensure your data is used correctly and is treated with the respect and care we wish our data to be treated also.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to ensure you know how your data is being handled and in what respect this is being used for. Ensuring you have full disclosure on how your data is handled and to give you peace of mind that it will be used appropriately and according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This is simply to inform you of how your personally identifiable data is being collected, used and explain how it will be kept safe.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.testingtimeblog.com.

Testing Time Blog is simply a personal blog of random musings, reviews and other little bits here and there.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Testing Time Blog does not collect data for marketing, newsletters or passing to a third party.

Any data retained is simply from comments and using the ‘contact us’ form. This is not saved on a device such as a computer or phone. It will remain on Testing Time Blog and not accessible by any other party.

We do not believe your data should be passed to anywhere and will remain private indefinitely.

If you wish to remove any personal information we have – that is no problem at all. Pop an email to sam@testingtimeblog.com and state ‘Data Removal’ in the subject part to ensure this is dealt with swiftly and resolved for you.

Testing Time Blog does not provide affiliate links.

Testing Time Blog does not run competitions through the website so no personally identifiable data will be taken nor stored.

Should a competition be ran – this will be on social media and will not request any form of personal information from yourself unless you have won. Should you win then I shall email myself from sam@testingtimeblog.com to arrange your prize. Your details will be held for 28 days to ensure your prize arrives then permanently deleted and not stored thereafter.

Also to make you aware – we at Testing Time Blog do not run newsletters therefore you will receive no unwanted from Testing Time Blog. This will remain the same indefinitely.

You can not sign up to Testing Time Blog as this is turned off indefinitely. This has never been the case where you can and never will be.

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

Data from comments will not be used for any marketing purposes and will not be used for an emailing service (We at Testing Time Blog do not have a newsletter service)

Any email addresses used to comment is completely voluntary and you do not have to leave this information if you do not wish to do so. It is simply to receive replies to your comment alone. Your details will not be used for marketing, newsletters or being passed to third parties.

All comments are moderated prior to going live and any live comments of yours can be removed by emailing sam@testingtimeblog.com.

Please do ensure you use the subject ‘Comment Removal’ so this will be completed as soon as possible.

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

Contact forms are solely used to respond to your query. Your personal identifiable data will not be used for any other purpose.

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.

You can switch off Cookies by changing the setting in your internet browser. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time via the internet options or using a program such as CCleaner. This is possible in most frequently used browsers. If you are unsure – you can easily find how to do this by searching through a search engine for handy ‘how to’ steps.

Just to make you aware that if you decide to turn off Cookies some parts of the website may not be entirely usable.

We may use both session cookies which expire when you close the browser and also persistent cookies that stay on your browser until deleted. This will ensure you will have a more personalised experience with using Testing Time Blog.

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.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Testing Time Blog do not share data with third parties.

Your data will not be shared with anyone and will not be processed and saved on a computer, laptop or electronic device.
It is simply only for metrics alone and no personal identifiable data will be passed to third parties, used for marketing or a newseltter service.

Your data from analytics alone will not be used for any purpose and no other parties have access to this information.

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.

If you wish to have any data removed, please send a request titled ‘Data Removal’ and this will be dealt with – with priority. Please email sam@testingtimeblog.com

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. They will not be sent elsewhere and will remain with Testing Time Blog.

Testing Time Blog does not provide marketing, newsletters not associate with third parties that collect data for many reasons. This has always been the case at Testing Time Blog and this will remain the case permanently.

Your data will not be shared or used elsewhere.

Your contact information

Contact information is only requested through the contact us form and any information provided will not be used for marketing or newsletters. Also your data will not be passed over to third parties.

If you leave an email address when leaving a comment – this data will not be used for marketing and newsletters. This will remain with Testing Time Blog and not passed to third parties.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is not stored on a device such as a computer or a phone. The data provided is not accessible to third parties or anyone other than Testing Time Blog.

Any data that is provided is treated with utmost respect and will not be used for marketing, newsletters nor provided to any other individual or organisation.

Testing Time Blog does not use a mailing or newsletter service or provide marketing. This is simply a blog about wonderful and weird things.

So What Exactly Do We Do?

At Testing Time Blog – we do not provide a newsletter, marketing nor associate with third parties.

We do not use your data for any purpose and will ensure your details remain secure and that no other party will have access to this information.

Testing Time Blog does not provide affiliate links or codes. Any codes used on the website are simply for discounts alone – there is no monetary value for Testing Time Blog so we can assure that all links are safe to use and will link to the site directly and not an affiliate site.

We will of course treat any information you provide with the utmost respect and how we wish for our personal information to be treated.

Data Removal

Please email sam@testingtimeblogcom if you have any requests for data removal and mark as ‘Data Removal’ so your email will be treated with urgency.

Sensitive Personal Data

Please do not provide any sensitive data on comments or through social media. We ask kindly that you do not provide this information so no one else can access this freely. Any comments in this nature will not be accepted and will be deleted permanently.

If you do elect to provide this – please be aware there will be no moderation of your comment and will be swiftly removed to ensure your sensitive data remains safe.

All comments are moderated before approval to ensure your details are safe, secure and that nothing that is personally identifiable is released to the public.