Who I am
I’m Tom Allen, an explorer and travel writer from the UK. This is my personal blog, which I own and operate as a private individual. The website address is: https://tomsbiketrip.com.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
When you contact me through the contact page, I collect the data shown in the contact form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (eg: videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who I share your data with
I don’t share your data with anyone.
How long I retain your data
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this site, 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 am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data
Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on sites that use the Akismet anti‐spam service, including this website. This includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, and referrer, along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself.
When sharing content via email, the sharing party’s name and email address, IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content will be sent to Akismet so that a spam check can be performed.
My contact information