Privacy Policy

This Policy comes into effect on 24th of May 2018.

Your privacy is very important to us.

This Privacy Policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online on this site.

PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read my Privacy Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with my website.

As my website is hosted on it is essential that you read and understand their privacy policy alongside this Policy. The policy has details of what personal information is collected, stored and used by when you access my website and can be accessed here.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that I collect from you when you use:

  • This website
  • WordPress mobile app for Android and iOS

What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog, website or app?

When subscribing to, contacting me through the site or commenting on my blogs, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. If you write a comment on a blog and that includes biographic information about you, I will have that information; as will anyone with access to the Internet. If you add biographic information when contacting me via the site, I will have this information. You acknowledge that any personal or biographical data that you submit through my website may be available, via the internet, around the world. I cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others. Please do not submit personal data of any third party.

When do we collect information?

I collect information from you when you subscribe to the site or particular blog(s), fill out a form, comment or enter information on my site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you subscribe, comment or respond to comments, surf the website, or use certain other site features (such as the Contact Me) in the following ways:

  • To follow up with you after email correspondence
  • To follow up conversations in the Comment section (s)

How do I protect your information?

    • HTTPS is used for protecting page authenticity and protecting user communications
    • we do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to Payment Card Industry standards as I only provide articles and information and never ask for credit card numbers.


Does the website use ‘cookies’?

Yes, the site uses cookies from and selected partners.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity and provide you with improved services. Cookies also help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction.

Cookies are used to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Please see here for the cookie policy.

You can choose to turn off all cookies through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

How do I share your information

  • we do not sell or trade your Personally Identifiable Information
  • can share information about you in the limited circumstances spelt out in their policy and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy.
  • we may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property or safety.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children Online Privacy Protection

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA‡ (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age, however, although content on Professor Owl’s Book Corner is ‘Rated G” and therefore appropriate for many under the age of 13, we suggest parental guidance before allowing children access to the blog. Because of third party links, all products and services accessible by those links, are directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Please take the time to visit the COPPA page if you have any concerns about allowing your child’s access to the internet in general. You will find that your rights as parents are indeed protected.

Information about you on our site

We may occasionally share information about you while writing our posts. This information will be information we have gathered from publicly available sources such as your own blogs, your Twitter account/tweets, published elsewhere etc. We will make every effort to link to the original articles or credit you. If you believe that we have not credited you, please contact us and we will make every effort to do so.  Our own Twitter feed is displayed on the blog. Your tweets may be read on our feed too (for example if I retweet your tweet). Twitter’s Privacy Policy can be accessed here.  Your tweets may be collated (either as part of a collection of tweets from you and other people or by themselves) using Storify or similar platforms and published on this blog. We may also publish videos recorded during public events, such as, but not limited to, conferences on our blog.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may revise or change this Privacy Policy from time to time, at our sole discretion. Although most changes are likely to be minor you are requested to check this page frequently for any changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Contacting Me

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the Contact Me form. The Contact Me form uses Microsoft Outlook. Their Privacy Policy can be accessed here.

Creative Commons ShareAlike License

This privacy policy is made available under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license. You are free to share (copy and redistribute) and adopt this policy under the terms of the licence (you must give appropriate credit and ShareAlike).