Privacy Policy

Who we are

This site is run by Richard Lewis trading as Delevine Media.

Our website address is: https://www.30walks.com.

TL;DR

  • If you want an account with us we’ll need an e-mail address and some kind of name from you and also need to plant some cookies on your PC to run your account and logged-in sessions.
  • It’s highly unlikely that anyone could hack the site and get any of your info because of the security measures we put in place.
  • If they did, since we collect almost no personal data from you, they wouldn’t find much beyond your e-mail address.
  • If you’re worried about what we hold, you can ping us and get an export of all your data and you can also ask us to erase all your data.
  • Although, you can’t erase all your data and also have an account with us.
  • Having an account doesn’t mean you receive all our marketing e-mail, you only get that if you opt in when creating your account. You can unsubscribe from the list and keep your account.

OK Now the fine print …

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

If visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, such as a profile picture, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you write to us via the contact form, we receive your name and e-mail address. We retain this data indefinitely for the purpose of customer service but we don’t add them to our marketing list.

Mailing list

When you sign up for an account we also ask you if you would like to join our mailing list in a separate opt-in procedure. If you choose to opt in, your e-mail address and the name you provide are added to our mailing list, which is hosted and stored by MailChimp. You can read the MailChimp privacy policy here. If you opt in to our newsletter you will receive mail from us. We use this list to send marketing materials, as well as information about the service, such as new content. If you do not opt in we don’t mail marketing messages to you.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, streaming audio, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use embedded content from: Soundcloud; YouTube (Google).

Analytics

We do not currently use web analytics software (such as Google Analytics) on 30 Walks. We don’t currently see when you log in or out; we don’t see which pages you visit, which content you interact with, how long you dwell on a page, what items you click on or any other information about your interaction with the site, unless you leave a comment. We want 30 Walks to be a quiet place where you can feel free. If we add website analytics in future we will ask users about it first, then update our privacy policy and write to our users about it.

Who we share your data with

If you make a purchase on this website we share your e-mail address with our payment processor, PayPal, in order for PayPal to process your transaction. However, once you log into PayPal, your transaction is carried out by that company. What little else we know about you we do not share. Nor will we.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How to request your data

Send us an e-mail, or use the contact form and just ask us. Please use the same e-mail address you use to log into 30 Walks. We will then look for that e-mail address in our user database. If we don’t find it, we will ask you to supply the e-mail address you use to log into 30 Walks. Once we get a match we will compile your data and send an e-mail to you asking for you to confirm. This is to avoid third parties requesting your data. Once you confirm, we will send you a link to download the report.

How to erase your data

Here’s the thing: we can’t run your account without the data we keep. So only request this if you are done with 30 Walks and wish to delete your account. If this is the case, please cancel your subscription first, using the link on the footer menu, so that we know we have consent to end your account. Once you have confirmation your subscription is closed, you can contact us as per above and we will erase what we have. Please note, if you have opted into our mailing list you will continue to receive mail until you unsubscribe.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Your IP address is logged by our security software, though it would only be linked to your name and account if you tried to hack the site. Please don’t try to hack the site.

Your contact information

If you are concerned about privacy on 30 Walks you can write to Richard Lewis on richard [at] 30walks.com or just use the contact form.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your connection to 30 Walks is encrypted with an SSL certificate provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). We use weapons-grade web security software, which guards against brute force attacks, DDoS, malicious file uploads and code rewrites. Users are forced to create strong passwords. We do not have access to user passwords.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the highly unlikely event of a data breach on our own server, we will write to all users to inform them about the breach and provide instructions for remedial action. This will usually involve changing your passwords.

What third parties we receive data from

If you buy physical goods from us, PayPal will send us your shipping address. We do not receive or purchase any other data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. The very idea of profiling is offensive to us.