About this site

Words and Pictures is a personal blog. The website address is:

Data this site collects

In using this site, some data about your visit or interaction may be collected. This may include personal data, such as name and email address; and technical data, such as information about cookies.

No sensitive data about you is collected, requested or retained by the site’s publisher.

If you get in touch by email, your name, contact and message details may be used to send a response or to log and act on (i.e., if you query technical or legal issues related to the site or published material). Your details will be used solely to deal with your query, and not to send you marketing materials or newsletters. This data will not be sold (or passed on to third parties, except where required by law). Your email will be stored securely, and deleted within 12 months.

Personal data may also be generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

How anonymous data is shared

Embedded content & links

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.


This site collects information about your visit for Google Analytics. To opt out, click the banner or info icon at the foot of this page.

Other cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Third-party providers

This site relies on plugins and third-party provider to work. Some of these providers may also track data about your visit, i.e., through cookies. This site uses the following plugins, which you may wish to refer to for further advice about privacy implications. Clicking these links, or referring to external material is at your own risk:

SGIS: site hosting

Autoptimize & W3: Caching plugins

Cookie Consent: Providing notice to you about the use of cookies

EWWW Image Optimizer: Shrinks images to make them faster to load

Jetpack: Site analytics and functionality, including image galleries

Maintenance Mode: Enables a message should the site be unavailable during routine maintenance

WP Custom Titles: Changes page titles

Redirection: Corrects page errors for out-of-date URLS

Yoast SEO: Content optimisation for search engines

Google Analytics and Opt-out: as described above

Site security, including against hackers and those who wish to send spam emails – multiple plugins, not named for security reasons.

Emails you send, attempted logins and comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your rights

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.

For queries

ruth AT outofedencreative DOT com