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Privacy Policy

Welcome to the official website of Leighton Dean, the author ("we," "us," "our"). Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use, and protect any information that you provide when you use this website.

Data I Collect When You Visit My Website

Private Server physically located inside Isreal and operated by Ltd. Per their privacy statement, "Wix processes data about individuals across the world and may transfer your Personal Information outside of your country. Your security, privacy and confidentiality are our top priority and that's why Wix conducts a vetting process that includes an assessment of the privacy laws in those countries to validate they have strong data protection laws." Additional information can be found at

IP Addresses - When you visit my website (or, frankly, any website), the server has to know your IP address in order to send the information to you. That IP address can reveal certain information about you such as your internet service provider and location. If you concerned about revealing your IP address, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that will allow you to mask your originating IP because it will communicate a different IP address to website hosts.

Server Log Files - As a part of the operation of the website, my server tracks basic information about visitors, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and pages visited. The information is tracked for routine administration, maintenance and security purposes. I access the logs only for the purposes of troubleshooting technical issues, not for visitor identification issues, and routinely delete the log files. No permanent record of user usage is maintained.

Cookies - Cookies are a standard part of website design and are used to remember things about a user to enhance their experience. For example, cookies remember links that you have previously clicked and change the color of those links. Since cookies are pieces of data stored on your computer (not on our server), you can disable cookies in your web browser if you do not wish us to utilize this information. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms. Please also review our cookie policy.

Personal Data You Volunteer

Chat Box & Contact Form - If you contact me via my contact page, I collect your name, email address and comment. This information is stored on my servers and emailed directly to me. After I read (and respond as appropriate), the email is deleted. Periodically, I delete all the history of contact form submissions from the server.

Email Newsletter - I offer a newsletter service to offer a better customer service experience for those website visitors who desire it. The newsletter is strictly optional and you can utilise all parts of the website without it.

My newsletter services are managed by a third party company, Mailchimp, and they store information about newsletter subscribers on their servers. That information includes the email address, name (optional - if a subscriber provides it), emails sent, the interaction with those emails. and the interaction with my website. Their privacy policy can be found here. Subscribers may - and do - receive different communications based on their history of interaction.

Note that I do not maintain any of this data on my own servers.

How I Use The Data

I will only use your Personal Data where the law allows. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:

  • process and manage your use of my website;

  • respond to your questions, comments and requests;

  • where you have opted-in to receive marketing from me, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;

  • develop targeting criteria and custom audience generation, primarily working with third parties such as Facebook and Google;

  • improve my services and Website through analysis of information.

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data I hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

Other Disclosure of Information

Outside of the above, your personal information will not be disclosed to any other party except in the circumstances detailed below:

  1. In the event that I sell any or all of my business to the buyer

  2. Where I am legally required by law to disclose your personal information

  3. To help with fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud

Special Note For Children

This Website and my services are aimed at adults. I do not knowingly market to nor collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide me with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us:

  • see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;

  • ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;

  • ask us to delete your Personal Data;

  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;

  • ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;

  • withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and

  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

Third Party Data Collection

I utilize a handful of third-parties that collect data. I have no access to that raw data and any requests for information need to be directed to them.

Tracking - In addition to the tracking by Active Campaign noted above, I use the following tools to provide analytics about who visits my website. I can not see individuals, but receive aggregated information about what articles are visited, where the visitors come from, and demographic information. This information is helpful for me in both developing new material for the website and in attracting new visitors.

Google Analytics - Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping to understand how you use the site and ways that I  can improve your experience.For more information about how they use and secure your data, please visit Note Google offers a download for your browser that will block the use of Google Analytics on all websites.

Facebook - We utilize the Facebook Pixel to assist in developing targeted advertising on Facebook. We receive no user specific information from this reporting. Facebook's privacy information can be at

Amazon - I participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. The specific products featured in amazon advertisement are based on the key topics on the webpage plus your previous interactions on Amazon. I will also periodically mention a specific product and link to their website, clearly labeled as an"affiliate link." I am paid a commission based on sales generated, but receive no details about individual purchasers. Also note that your prices are not impacted by utilizing the affiliate links. Amazon's privacy notice can be found here.

Apple - I participate in the Apple Services Partnerize Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to, iTunes, and affiliated sites. Apple's privacy notice can be found here.

Changes To The Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.


Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us, here.

Last Updated: 30th July 2023

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