Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice sets out how I handle personal data I collect about you when you interact with my services.

Who I am

Natasha Solomons is the New York Times best-selling author of five novels. She lives in Dorset with her husband, the award winning children’s writer David Solomons, and their two children.

What personal data I collect

The website collects information about you when you contact me or leave a 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

When you submit a contact form via the Natasha Solomons website the website collects the following information about you: Name, email address.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my 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 have an account and you log in to this site, the website 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, the website 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 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.

Where, and for how long, I retain your data

All of the personal data I hold on you is stored within the EU.
I only keep your personal data for as long as is necessary. The decision on the length of time which I will retain your personal data for will depend on the following criteria:

  • legal requirements
  • contractual requirements
  • management of the service

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

For users that register on my website (if any), I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

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

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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You have a right to:

  • be informed about how and why I process your personal data. I have sought to achieve this through this Privacy Notice
  • have access to the personal data I hold about you
  • have your data be corrected if it is inaccurate, out of date or incomplete
  • have your personal data deleted, in some circumstances
  • restrict and/or object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances
  • complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, or if you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to contact me via my webmaster:

Alan Peart
Email: [email protected]