Copyright and privacy
All photos on this website are © Janie Hampton, except the portrait on Home page (© Harley Evans of Barker Evans) and some in the photo gallery. To use any photos on this website please contact Janie Hampton.
The copyright of the book-covers belong to the publishers.
The web server does log various bits of information when you view a page, including your IP address and information about your operating system and web browser. The log files may be viewed by the hosting company / web developer, Beep Mode, to make sure that website functions properly and to solve any problems with the website.
The EU E-Privacy Directive 2009/136/EC (better known as the 'cookie law') requires website owners not to set cookies on a computer / device without the owner's consent unless the cookie is "strictly necessary" for the functioning of the website. This websites uses just one cookie: the 'spam challenge' on the Contact page uses a cookie to check if the answer entered is correct. The cookie is named
PHPSESSID and contains a random string of letters and numbers. The cookie is automatically deleted when you close your web browser.
GDPR statement of compliance
This statement explains how I comply with the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules. If you have given me your email address (by emailing me via my website for example) please be assured that I am looking after your data responsibly. I value the security of your information and will never intentionally breach the rules. However, the rules are designed for organisations and most authors are sole traders, just doing our best.
- The information I hold:
- Email addresses of people who have emailed me and to whom I have replied – automatically saved by my email server.
- I do not share this information with anyone. If someone asks for another person’s email or physical address, unless both are known closely to me, I always check with the other person first.
- I sometimes employ a trusted part-time assistant, who works only on my computer. She does not have access to my passwords.
- If my computer needs repairing, the engineer does not have access to my passwords.
- Individuals' rights On request, I will delete data.
- Lawful basis for processing data If people have emailed me, they have given me their email address, and my email server will save it. I will not add it to any database or spreadsheet unless someone asks me to or gives me explicit and detailed permission.
- Children Unknown people under 18 years sometimes email me but I don’t know their age unless they tell me – and I only have their word for that. I would not deliberately keep their email address (but it would be saved in my account.) Since I do not “process” their data, I am not required to ask for parental consent. I reply to the email and don’t contact them again.
- Data breaches I have done everything I can to prevent this, by password-protecting my Facebook, Google and Dropbox accounts. If those organisations are compromised I shall take steps to follow their advice immediately.
- Data Protection Officer In the absence of anyone else, I have appointed myself as the Data Protection Officer.