Privacy and Cookie Policy

At Jeanette O’Hagan Writes (, the privacy of our visitors is extremely important. This Privacy and Cookie Policy outlines the types of personal information that are received and collected and how we control, process, handle and safeguard your personal information while browsing or using this website.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy is reviewed and revised from time to time. You will want to revisit it regularly. Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy and Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (name, email, website, the comment itself), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

When using Word Press Gravatar – an anonymized 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.

Email subscription

Users might be asked to subscribe to our newsletter by providing name and email address to receive communication from Jeanette O’Hagan Writes. We use a secure double op-in subscription system and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this website and blog such as new releases, updates, events, deals, promotional offers, reading tips, other relevant information.

Subscribers may unsubscribe at anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.

Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider (currently Mailchimp). An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Your name and email address are stored securely in Mailchimp.

Email marketing messages that we send (generally every one to three months) may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe from the newsletter.


We use cookies to store information about visitor preferences and to record user-specific information on visits and pages the user views so as to provide a custom experience.  Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies.

Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options. If you wish to disable cookies you may do so through your web browser options. Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.

Cookies that we may use are:

  • Comments

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.

  • Analytics

We use Google Analytics, to have access to real time stats about website usage, including which posts are popular, to help us deliver relevant content and improve your experience of our website.

You can check Google Analytics privacy policy here.


  • Antispam

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (currently Akismet Spam Protection).  Typically this includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment).For more information see here. 

  • Facebook page plugin and Social Media Like buttons

We currently use Facebook Like plugin and Social Media Share and Like buttons (e.g. Shareaholic) and which may detect social media log-ins and cookies to enable seamless sharing on content. Shareaholic’s Privacy and Cookie policy is here.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or rent personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance or to personalise your experience through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata (such as name provided, email address and website (optional)) are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

We only retain personal information for so long as it is necessary for the purposes for which the personal information can lawfully be used.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or subscribe to our email newsletter, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us (such as name, email address, website). 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 we protect your data

Our site uses the content management system. Click here to read the Privacy Policy:

We take your privacy seriously and endeavour to keep your personal data secure and confidential.

That’s about it.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our Privacy and Cookie policy, please feel free to contact us by email at

Last Updated: July 14, 2018