Privacy Policy

Welcome to my website tbmarkinson.com, lovingly crafted for. I want you to know that your privacy is of utmost importance to me when you visit and interact with my site.

This policy is here to explain how I gather and handle your personal data during your visit or when you willingly share it on my website, tbmarkinson.com. Rest assured, your data is safe and handled in accordance with all data protection laws. By using this site, you’re agreeing to these practices. Please take a moment to review this policy.

What information is collected?

During your visit, I may collect, store, and use certain types of personal information, such as:

  • Information you share with me: You might share information about yourself by using the comment function inside blog posts on my website. This could include your name and e-mail address. If you send me an email or subscribe to my newsletter, I’ll also have your email address. For more about the newsletter and direct emails, please read the dedicated sections.
  • Information I collect automatically: Each time you visit my website, I may automatically gather information such as:
    • Technical details, including a truncated and anonymized version of your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, operating system, and platform.
    • Information about your visit, including what pages you visit, how long you stay on the site, how you arrived at the site (including date and time); page response times, length of visit, what you click on, documents downloaded, and download errors.

How do I collect information?

My website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide essential services. This helps me provide you with a pleasant experience when you browse my website and also allows me to improve my site and to keep it safe.

For more information, please read the cookie policy.

What do I do with your information?

I may use the information I collect and/or you supply to me in the following ways:

  • To provide you with information and/or services that you request from me.
  • To administer my site, including troubleshooting and statistical purposes.
  • To improve my site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • For security and debugging as part of my efforts to keep my site safe and secure.

Please note, this information is collected anonymously and is not linked to information that identifies you as an individual!

What if I subscribe to your newsletter?

By subscribing to my newsletter/ email service, which uses Intuit MailChimp, you agree to the following:

  • Your personal information will be collected, used, disclosed, and stored as per Intuit MailChimp’s Privacy Statement.
  • You agree to comply with MailChimp’s Terms of Use.
  • The service is based in the USA, so relevant US laws apply.
  • MailChimp may collect personal information, including email addresses and related data.

For more details on what personal information MailChimp collects, please refer to their Privacy Statement.

You can opt out of my newsletter/ email service if you click the ‘unsubscribe’ button provided by MailChimp in every email at the bottom of the page, or contact me.

I use MailerLite, an a email marketing service, to manage my newsletter subscriber list and to send emails to my subscribers.

If you subscribe to my newsletter, your email address will be kept private and saved on MailerLite’s secure servers.

For detailed information, please check out MailerLite’s privacy policy.

Please note that you can unsubscribe from my newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

And if I send you an email?

You can also send me an email by using the contact form on the about page.

Of course your email address and the content of any email communication with me is confidential.

I will not share any information with any third parties without your explicit consent, unless required by law.

What about the website's hosting?

This website is hosted by Siteground.

Your data is stored securely on Siteground’s server and made available to me. Siteground is contractually obligated to keep your data confidential and secure.

I promise not to rent, sell, or share your personal information with others. To be clear: I’ll do my utmost to prevent your data from being disclosed to institutions or authorities, unless required by law.

For more details on Siteground’s data storage, please refer to their privacy policy.

So, all my data is 100% secure?

I truly wish that was the case!

While I strive to protect your data, please be aware that internet transmission isn’t completely secure. Any data you transmit is at your own risk.

Once I receive your data, I’ll use strict security measures to prevent unauthorized access.

What about external links?

You might come across links to third-party websites on my site.

These websites have their own privacy policies, and I encourage you to review them before sharing your personal data with them, as I can’t take responsibility for their content.

What are my rights?

You have the right to ensure that your personal data is being processed lawfully.

You can exercise this right in accordance with data protection laws. Any request must be made in writing to the provided contact details.

I will provide you with your personal data within the legal time frames.
I may need additional information from you to locate any personal data that I may have.

If you’re not satisfied with how I’ve used your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local authorities.

Changes

Changes to my privacy policy
Should there be any updates to my privacy policy, they will be posted on this page.

I recommend checking this page regularly for any changes or updates to my privacy policy.

Contact

I welcome your questions, comments, and requests regarding this privacy policy.

Feel free to reach out via email or otherwise to TB Markinson, PO Box 547, Bolton, MA 01740.

Last updated: January 2024