Privacy Policy

Who I am

My name is Leone Annabella Betts and this is my personal website. The website address is:

What personal data gets collected on this site and why


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


If you upload images to this 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

I do not use contact forms on this website.


If you leave a comment on my 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, it 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, this site 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.

As well as Google Analytics (described below) I run Google Adsense on this site, which means a fair few third party cookies. Some of them (like Google’s DoubleClick cookie) try to guess which ads would interest you most. They track some of your visits to different pages and sites to do this, and by capturing your IP address, they can take a pretty good guess at which country you’re in. For this reason, you might also like to take a look at Google’s Privacy Policy.

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.


I sometimes use Google Analytics to get a better idea of how people use my website. (I say “sometimes” because I’m still in two minds as to whether to use it on a permanent basis.) If you are concerned about this, there’s a browser add-on which makes it easy to opt out.

Google Analytics prohibits its customers from collecting personally identifiable data.

You can find out how Google Analytics safeguards your data here:

Who I share your data with

I’m a person, not a company, and I don’t knowingly share your personal data with anyone. There are cookies at work on my site which collect what the EU calls “non-personally identifiable information”. That means that personally identifiable information, such as your name, phone number, credit cards etc, does NOT get collected on this site.

How long I 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 this website (if any), it also stores 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.

Please note that at the moment (May 2018) visitors cannot register with this site unless I specifically send them an invitation. I have no plans to change this.

What rights you have over your data

This is only for future reference, as currently users cannot register with or leave comments on this site:

If you have an account on this site, you will be able to request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

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

Your contact information

I don’t collect your contact information unless you decide to email or otherwise communicate it to me. If you do this for no reason, I will delete it.

In the past, I have collected contact details from people who have commissioned work from me but I do not do this via my site and I have kept (locked) paper records offline at my home. I have recently deleted them all to be on the safe side of the GDPR.

How I protect your data

On the rare occasion that I have collected personal data myself, for example for clients I have done commissioned paintings for, I have stored it offline at my home, usually on paper. Yes, I realise this makes me sound like a dinosaur – but actually, I think it’s safer!)

As far as the site is concerned, I’ve done my best to check the privacy policies of the big companies such as Google that I allow to use cookies on my site. I often review this and if I spot anything I think is non GDPR compliant, I will stop using them.

What data breach procedures I have in place

If there’s a data breach and I have your email, I’ll let you know straight away. However, I don’t normally collect emails (or other contact details) so it’ more likely to be a case of me putting a notice up on my site. If this ever happens (and I hope it doesn’t!) I’ll try and make the notice as prominent as possible.

Turning cookies off

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.