Who we are

The website address is: https://www.bobeckhardwriter.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


There is no facility on this website for visitors to leave comments on the posts and pages they visit. That said, those who subscribe to the blog on the bobeckhardwriter website are required to give their email address but can unsubscribe from these at any time by using the post option plugin on the side bar, changing it from ‘subscribe’ to ‘unsubscribe’.

All comments to the administrator via bob.eckhard@gmx.co.uk are directed away from the website to an email to be dealt with there. There then follows one of two actions: where genuine, the email is answered then the address is deleted; or in the case of an email that is flagged as  ‘spam’ or suspected to be malicious, marked as such and  designated to the appropriate folder.

Likewise, IP addresses and browser agent strings that appear in the dashboard of the primarygift site  having made mutiple attempts to gain access to this website will be blocked and this information passed on to help with spam detection and deal with appropriately.

Please note there is the possibility that 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. As comments are disabled on this website, any profile picture or text sent in will be is deleted by the administrator.


There is no facility for anyone other than an administrator to upload images to the website. Visitors to the website should not download nor extract any location data from images on the website as many of these are copywrited and used with permission.

Contact forms

There are no contact forms on this website. If you need to make contact please email Ad by an email to primarygifts@gmx.co.uk


As you are unable to leave a comment on the website there is no need to opt-out of saving your name, email address and website in cookies. In the case where this might possibly occur through cookies being assigned after multiple visits, these cookies will last for one year.

If you have a role as administrator, contributor or editor and 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, 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

Pretty much, as far as we can we don’t collect your data nor share it. Should you have any concerns, please do contact the Admin on bob.eckhard@gmx.co.uk and we’ll sort it out.

How long we retain your data

As already said, it is impossible to leave comments on the website proper, so there is no issue with metadata being retained indefinitely. All follow-up comments made by email to bob.eckhard@gmx.co.uk will be dealt with by email with as soon as possible.

For users that register on our website (such as a bookshop), 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

While no-one other than admin should have an account on this site nor be able to leave comments on its pages, there are a number of hyperlinks to other websites which visitors can use to find those outlets that sell the paperback book, app or ebooks. Should you be one of the bookshops linked on the site (or an organisation that has been added as a useful resource)  you can request (for whatever reason) to have your hyperlink removed by contaction primarygifts@gmx.co.uk.  You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you (not that there should be any) but this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

All visitor comments and requests are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

email: bob.eckhard@gmx.co.uk (address to ‘Admin’)

Additional information

How we protect your data

The site is regularly maintained using multiple antispam software and defences against malicious attacks.

What data breach procedures we have in place

As comments are disabled on this website – except those addressed to  Admin (bob.eckhard@gmx.co.uk)-  any data breech will be limited in scope as email addresses are not available.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t receive data from Third parties other than that which maintains or protects the website fro spam and malicious attacks.

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

not applicable

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

not applicable