LEIGH FORBES: Books of all Sorts

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.leighforbes.co.uk

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/ (opens in new tab). 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.

Contact forms


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.


Who we share your data with

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.

If/when user registration is activated for this website, we will 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

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

Your contact information

If you contact us, any information you provide may be stored within email software on one or more domestic computers and associated back-up drives. You will not be added to a “contacts” or mailing list, unless you have asked for that to happen, and your data will never be shared with a third party unless you ask for that to happen.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Any data you input into the site (e.g. your name, email address, personal URL, comment content), is held on a secure commerical-server at a third-party location. Any data communicated via the “contact” form (i.e. your name, email address, and any correspondence between us), will arrive and be stored in email form, on one or more domestic computers and associated back-up drives, where it is password protected from casual access, and from more nefarious external access by Apple and Talk Talk firewall settings.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we discover a data breach in which your data (i.e. your name, email address, URL, and/or any correspondence between us) has been compromised, or might have been compromised, you will be informed as soon as is reasonably possible.

What third parties we receive data from

None known.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None known.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None known.