Who we are

Our website address is: http://doingnature.com.

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, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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/. 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.

Contact forms

If you request any further information from us directly, then please note that the contact forms we use forward email data to us, and no other data is stored.  Our contact forms are located in the footer section of our website, and are built in directly to our system, without the use of a third party


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


Who we share your data with

No information you enter on our site is shared with any other group, company or individual.  You may opt out at any time, either by logging in, and closing your account, or by email us with your information, and we will purge your data from out site.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Your contact information

Your contact information is not used, unless you subscribe to our newsletter service.  Even then, we only ask for a first name and email address.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Since we do not sell anything on our site directly, no financial data is taken or accepted.  If you sign up for our newsletter, then we ask for your name and email address only.  This information is stored  on the site database that hosts our  web site.  Backup copies are stored remotely at our office but have no connection to the internet.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Luckily for you, if our site is breached, at most, they would have access to your first name and your email address.  If for any reason, our site is breached and that data is stolen, you will be notified by us directly.

What third parties we receive data from


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

No Profiling is done with your data.  Strictly your acceptance to receive our newsletter should you choose.

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