Please note: the privacy practices stated are for my website only. If you link to other websites (such as Amazon.co.uk or www.birlinn.co.uk) please review the privacy policies posted on these sites.
I (Tom Wood) only collect the personal information you provide to me e.g. if you RSVP to an upcoming event or contact myself via email or social media, in order to respond to your enquiry/request. Your personal information will only be used by myself for the specific reason you have got in touch with me and will not be used for marketing purposes and I personally, will never pass this onto third parties.
My site is hosted by Wix.com. This company provides me with the online platform to convey what I do, as an author, writer and authority on criminal matters. Any data you enter – is stored through Wix.com’s data storage providers who are contractually committed to protect and secure your data. Wix may collect, process and share information regarding visitors to the site with various third-parties. The information may be shared solely in accordance with Wix’s policy (see https://www.wix.com/about/privacy).
First-party cookies: Cookies that Wix places on my site. E.g. XSRF-TOKEN, hs, SSR-Caching and svSession.
Third-party cookies: Cookies that are placed and used by third parties. E.g. TS01dac7a3 and TS01e85bed.
Session (transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when visitors close their browsers and are not used to collect information from their computers. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
Persistent (permanent or stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on a site visitor's hard drive until they expire (at a set expiration date) or until they are deleted. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific site.
Strictly necessary cookies: These are the cookies that let visitors browse through the site. They are also necessary for security reasons.
Functional cookies: These cookies "remember" registered visitors/customers in order to improve their user experience.
I may use Google Analytics to provide information about how my website is being used, such as what countries visitors are browsing from, and what pages are the most popular. The data gathered is anonymous and cannot be used to identify individual users.
You may block the collection of the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plugin available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of my site.
Here are some useful links which explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:
I, Tom Wood am the data controller and I can be contacted via , should you wish to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information. But please note, I will only keep your personal data for the period of time it takes me to respond to your email enquiry/request and then your contact details will be destroyed (within two months). Please be aware, any personal information you enter via the website’s RSVP option, will be stored by wix.com – with details of this outlined in section 13 at https://www.wix.com/about/privacy.
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