is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of all users of the TJ Ryan Design Website.

To comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is coming into effect from May 25, 2018, we have updated our privacy policy to ensure that you are clear about how we utilise your information.

This policy clearly explains how we process any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. Please read the following information carefully to understand our views and practices regarding the personal data that we hold, and how we treat it.


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


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


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.

If you have an account and you 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.

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 (if any), 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

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.

Where we send your data

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

Information collected from you collects any personal data that you volunteer on forms to submit to us contacting us, and via any email correspondence that you may send to us. The information you give to us may include your name, address, email address and telephone number.

What happens with the information we gather

We gather your personal information to ensure that we provide you with high quality customer service. We will also utilise your personal information to keep you updated with the latest news surrounding

Do we disclose your personal data to 3rd parties?

The information provided by you will not be disclosed to any other third party, unless consent has been obtained by yourself prior, or unless otherwise required to do so by law.

Your rights

While we obtain your consent prior to processing your data for marketing purposes or disclosing your data to third parties, you have the right at any time to ask us not to process your personal data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page, and where appropriate, you will be notified via email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our current policy.


Queries, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be sent to