Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


In order for me to run this Website and provide information to you, it is sometimes necessary for me to collect and/or process personally identifiable information ("personal data," "data," or "information") about you. In general, this information will take one or more of the following forms:

  • Information that you provide directly, such as when you complete an online form, comment on a post, or send me a message via this Website;
  • Information that is automatically sent to me by your computer’s internet browser when you visit this Website, such as your computer’s technical address (or "IP address") or information about which particular internet browser you are using;
  • Information about how you use my Website, such as which pages you visit and how frequently you visit the site.

The following privacy policy sets out the detail of what information may be collected, as well as how that data is used and protected.


I am fully committed to maintaining the privacy of any personal data that you provide to me. Furthermore, I commit to ensuring that such data is held securely, used appropriately and only retained for as long as is necessary.


Owner and Data Controller: Sam Roffey

Email Address:


Personally Identifiable Information

While using this Website, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information ("personal data") that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to email address, first name, and last name. Other types of personal information, such as your IP address and broad geographical location are also collected, however, are not used to identify you directly.

Usage Data

Information that your desktop browser sends whenever you visit this Website or when you access the Website by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data") is also collected. This Usage Data may include, but is not limited to, information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address ("IP address"), browser type, browser version, the pages of my Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. When you access the Website by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may also include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Cookies & Other Tracking Data

This Website uses cookies. For a detailed cookie notice please consult the Cookie Policy.

Complete details on each type of data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this Privacy Policy or by specific explanation displayed prior to the collection of your Data. Personal Data may be freely provided by you, or, in the case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this Website. Unless specified otherwise, all non-identifying Data requested by this Website is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for this Website or designated third party sites to render services. In cases where Data is not mandatory, you are not required to provide this Data and choosing not to do so will have no bearing on the availability or the functioning of this Website Service. Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact me. Any use of Cookies or other tracking tools by this Website or by the owners of third-party services used by this Website serves the purpose of providing the service required by you, the User, in addition to any other purposes described in this Privacy Policy and in the Cookie Policy.

You are responsible for any third-party Personal Data that you have obtained and publish or share through this Website, and confirm that you have the third party's consent to provide this Data to me.


Methods of Processing

I will take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorised destruction of the Data. Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organisational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the myself, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed by me, if necessary, as Data Processors. The updated list of these parties may be requested from me at any time.

Legal Basis for Processing

Personal Data relating to Users may be processed if one of the following applies:

  • Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes;
  • provision of Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I may be subject;
  • processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in me;
  • processing is necessary for the purposes of other legitimate interests pursued by myself or by a third party.

Location and Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your home country where the data protection laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction. If you choose to provide information to me, please note that your Data, including Personal Data, will be transferred to United Kingdom and processed there as well as in other countries where third parties involved in the processing are located. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. I will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and that no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Retention of Data

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required for the purpose(s) they have been collected for. I may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, I may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period of time whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority. Once the retention period expires or consent has been withdrawn, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after this time.


Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:


The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.


Mailing List or Newsletter (this Website)

By registering on the mailing list, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this Website. Personal Data collected: email address.


Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Website. Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments. If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.

Hyvor Talk

Hyvor Talk is a content commenting service provided by Hyvor, Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies, Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: Sri Lanka – Privacy Policy.


This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the User. These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)

MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC. Personal Data collected: email address. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.


I use the collected data for various purposes, including:

  • to provide and maintain the Website and services;
  • to send you newsletters when you opt-in (each email will have an opt-out button);
  • to notify you about changes to the Website and/or services;
  • to allow you to comment on content pages when you choose to do so;
  • to respond to your comments and enquiries;
  • to track and measure statistics and/or advertising on the Website;
  • to monitor the usage of the Website;
  • to detect, prevent and address technical issues;
  • to protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.


I will never sell your data to anyone.


Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner. In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
  • Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it. Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.

Details About the Right to Object to Processing

Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in myself or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by me, you may object to such processing by providing a ground related to your particular situation to justify the objection. Should your Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, you can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn whether your Personal Data is being processed for direct marketing purposes, please refer to the relevant sections of this document above.

How to Exercise These Rights

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to me as per the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed as early as possible and always within one month.


This Website uses Cookies. To learn more and for a detailed cookie notice, please consult the Cookie Policy.


This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation). This privacy policy relates solely to this Website, if not stated otherwise within this document. Changes to this Privacy Policy, the Disclosure and Terms & Conditions for use of this Website, or the Cookie Policy may happen at any time. I reserve the right to make such updates or changes without notice and your continued use of this Website after modifications have been made will constitute your formal acceptance of these changes. You should revisit this Privacy Policy occasionally to review the information contained within and ensure you are still in agreement with this policy. Should you not agree with any modified statements or policies, or the Terms and Conditions of use, please do not continue to use or access this Website.

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