Privacy Policy

Who We Are: this is a personal blog is owned and run by Meirion Harries. You can get in touch via the contact form on this blog or through his photography website

Your Data: this blog asks only for your name and email address – sufficient for you to be automatically notified of new posts.

If you use the Contact Form, the data you enter will be kept as long as necessary to deal with the point you make. You will not be registered on this blog unless you choose to be.

However, if you leave a comment, then the data collected will be that on the comments form. The protective programme, Akismet, will also gather your IP address, browser user agent string, referrer and site url to help spam detection.

Also, 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:

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

Media: any media file you upload will be publicly accessible and you should make your own arrangements to protect copyright.

Please ensure that uploaded images does not contain embedded location data.

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.

Links and embedded content from other websites: posts and pages 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.

Please note that we refer you to the Saatchi Art website – and the above caveats apply.

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, 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: we don’t send or share your data.

How We Protect Your Data: this site uses a secure password and two-factor authentication. Any privacy-specific concerns should be addressed to the Editor via the site Contact Form.