Who we are

Our website address is: https://blog.lesleybrankin.com/wp.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comment forms

If you use the comment form on our site, then you agree that we can collect the personal information on the form, your IP address, and your browser user agent string. We only use this information to help spam detection.

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

Contact forms

If you use the contact form for this website, then you agree that we can collect the personal information shown in the form. We only use the personal information to communicate with you about your use of this website .


If you subscribe to this blog site, then the personal information that you provide will be transferred directly to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

You may change your subscription preferences or unsubscribe at any time by following the corresponding links provided in every blog message.


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.


We do not process the personal information that you provide.

Who we share your data with

We do not share the information you provide with any other party, unless we are required to do so by any applicable law.

How long we retain your data

If you use the comment or contact forms on this website, then the information that you provide and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

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 request that we correct or erase any personal data we hold about you. You can make your requests by emailing us at info@lesleybrankin.com. 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.