Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.stepmuminstilettos.co.uk


What personal data we collect and why we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the site, we will 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Contact forms

Users who send us a message using the contact form have the option to provide their names and email address. Providing us with this data is optional. We will delete your personal information at any time on request – please send us a message through the Message Box. Messages and any personal data associated with them will be retained for no longer than 6 months, after which they will be deleted.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics to collect data related to a user’s device/browser, IP address, location and on-site activities to measure and report statistics about user interactions on the website. The Google Analytics reporting is used to inform the content on the website and to give you a better user experience.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third parties.


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, 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.

Messages received through the contact form will be retained for no longer than six months, after which they will be deleted.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments or messages, 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.

Please send any requests through the Message Box.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



Do We Use Cookies?

Stepmum In Stilettos uses non-essential cookies (through Google Analytics) to track information about how the website is being used so that we can make improvements and report our performance.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The ‘help’ feature on most browsers should tell you how to do this.