Privacy statement

I’m committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors like you to my web site. This privacy statement exists to tell you more about this site, how your personal data is collected and used, and how it is safeguarded.

If you have any questions about processing of your personal data you may send a message at any time via the contact form where it will be promptly answered.


Introduction

The web site you are visiting is called Clever Builder, which is run by Tom Donohue. I want you to know that I’m not in the business of harvesting your personal data for bad purposes, or renting or sharing it with anyone else.

But, so that you can be assured, I’ve created this privacy statement to provide you with all of the information you need to decide about whether you wish to share any of your personal information with this site, and to know how you can opt out or change your consent if you wish.

Cookies

Cookies are used on this site primarily to log and record traffic, and to allow you to set personal preferences – for example, to dismiss a notification message.

Additionally, when someone visits Clever Builder, I use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.

I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. You are free to browse this site anonymously. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Mailing list

As well as publishing articles on this web site, I send an email newsletter. Joining the newsletter requires your explicit consent.

When you subscribe to my email newsletter I collect personal information. I use that information for a few reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked me to tell you about; to contact you if I need to obtain or provide additional information; and to check check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. I don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations or individuals.

I use a third-party provider, Drip, to deliver emails to you. I gather statistics around email opening and clicks, using industry standard technologies, to help me monitor and improve my newsletter. For more information, please see Drip’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time, by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails or by emailing me through the contact form.

If you choose to join my newsletter, then a cookie will be used to track which articles you have viewed. This is used to determine which articles are of interest to you, and so that I can tailor my emails to your interests.

Other third parties

When you buy a product from this web site, your personal information is collected by Gumroad, which is a service that fulfils digital product orders for me. This information is used to deliver the product to you, and to allow you to receive future updates to the product.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold about you. Please email your request using this contact form.

If you want to opt out of my newsletter then you can do so at any time using the links at the footer of the email, or using my contact form.

Changes to this privacy statement

This privacy notice was last updated in May 2018 and will be reviewed annually, or when a significant change happens on this web site – for example, if I launch a new service, or if I change my mailing list provider.

Thankyou for reading!