Who I am
I am a journalist based in Galway, Ireland. My website address is: http://unasinnott.com.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
This site uses Disqus, a third party plugin, for comments. When you comment, you will be required to log in to Disqus directly, or log in using one of your social media accounts.
Disqus will collect information from your account, including details such as your name, username, date of birth, contact details, technical details about your device and IP address, and usage data.
Disqus will install one or more cookies on your browser, so you will be recognised when you visit this or any other site which uses the plugin. Your profile picture will also be visible to the public in the context of your comment.
This site uses three third party services which will install cookies in your browser:
Disqus, mentioned above.
Google Analytics: to identify returning visitors.
Google Adsense: This site serves personalised ads, which are based on user behaviour and browsing history, so it installs cookies for this purpose; a cookie may also be installed to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.
If you are not happy with these or other cookies, here’s a useful article on how to delete cookies from every device and browser.
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.
This site uses Google Analytics to keep track of user metrics such as visitor numbers, geographical location, pages visited, and information on your device such as device type, operating system, and browser. All of this information is anonymised and is stored for 24 months.
Who we share your data with
Data is shared with Google and Disqus, as outlined above.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so Disqus can recognise 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, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you (though this is likely to only include comments). This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
I don’t currently hold any contact information for visitors.
How I protect your data
I do not personally hold any data on visitors, other than the anonymised data collected by Google Analytics.