Disclosure and Privacy Policy

1. Disclosure

On this blog, there may be occasions where a post contains affiliate links and I receive a commission if you visit a link and buy something on my recommendation. Purchasing via an affiliate link
doesn’t cost you any extra, and I only recommend products and services I trust.

I shall signpost this clearly in the post with words such as #affliate #advert etc.  Any sidebar advertising with also state this clearly.   ***Currently I do not have ‘adsense’. Amazon or other advertising hosted within this blog***

All opinions are my own. 

2.Privacy Policy

a. Who we are

Our website address is: https://viewsfrommygardenbench.com.

b. What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: www.automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

c. Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track visitors to the blog – This includes demographic and interest reports. If you wish to opt out you can decline cookies.  Privacy Policy

d. Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with anyone. Nor do we don’t have a newsletter at present.

All followers are managed using wordpress plugins.  In the event that we run a competition (with a prize from a third party), I shall detail exactly how any contact detail/identifiable information (e.g. Twitter name) will be handled.

e. 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.

4. What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site (www.viewsfrommygardenbench.com), 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 (Askimet). This information is noted on the www.viewsfrommygardenbench.com on each post/page.

If you have any queries please contact me via email viewsfrommygardenbench@gmail.com

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