This Privacy Policy applies only to visitors and online activities to with regards to the information that’s shared and/or collected by Stevie Mckie. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using Stevie Mckie’s website, you hereby consent to the following Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

What data we collect and why we collect it

Stevie Mckie follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Commenting on blog posts

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.


Like any other website, Stevie Mckie uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimise the users’ experience by customising web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

1) PHPSESSID – As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the web pages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
2) Cookie_notice_accepted – If you accept that cookies are used on this website, this cookie is set to avoid showing the same message when you refresh a page or return to the website.
3) Redux_current_tab – Cookies set by a WordPress plugin to let you use the tabs.
4) Wp-settings-1, Wp-settings-time-1 – Operational cookies used by WordPress
5) WordPress_test_cookie – WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.
6) WordPress_xxxxx – WordPress uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area.
7) WordPress_logged_in_xxxxx – WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.


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 visit our login page, 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 will include embedded content such as videos, podcasts, images, 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


If you upload images to the website, we can not be responsible for any visitors to the website downloading and extracting the images from the website and placing on third party websites. Therefore, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included or any you are not happy for third parties to use. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Subscription to email updates

The website’s ‘Subscribe to Updates’ uses MailChimp, a US-based email service, to store your details and send you the enewsletter updates. In the process of working with MailChimp your data may be transferred outside the EEA, to the US. MailChimp is self-certified under Privacy Shield and lawfully transfers EU/EEA personal data to the US according to its Privacy Shield Certification. You can find out more about MailChimp’s Privacy Policy and the steps the company has taken to comply with the GDPR here:


As an integral part of the shop, the website uses PayPal as a service provider for payments. All PayPal transactions undertaken by and buyers on the website are also subject to the current PayPal Privacy Policy at the time of payment, and include but are not limited to the following with regard to any personal data processed by PayPal and Stevie Mckie in connection with this Agreement.

PayPal and Stevie Mckie will respectively each be a controller in respect of such processing. PayPal and Stevie Mckie agree to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Laws applicable to controllers in respect of the provision of their respective services and otherwise in connection with this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, PayPal and Stevie Mckie each have their own, independently determined privacy policies, notices and procedures for the personal data they hold and are each a data controller (and not joint data controllers). In complying with the Data Protection Laws, PayPal and Stevie Mckie shall, without limitation:

  1. implement and maintain all appropriate security measures in relation to the processing of personal data;
  2. maintain a record of all transaction activities carried out under this Agreement; and
  3. not knowingly do anything or permit anything to be done which might lead to a breach by the other party of the Data Protection Laws.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the website administrator can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on this website (if any), personal information provided will be stored in the 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.

Third parties data

Stevie Mckie’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. We advise you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Stevie Mckie, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and/or to personalise the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit. Stevie Mckie has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

How to contact the data controller

The data controller looks after what happens to the information the website collects. If you have any questions contact Stevie Mckie by emailing

Where we send your data

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

Customer data is protected with the following site features:

  • The website uses SSL/HTTPS entirely throughout. This encrypts user communications with the servers so personal identifiable information is never captured by third parties without authorisation.
  • Databases are sanitised (actual user personal details are removed) before deploying to development or testing environment.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a data breach, the website administrator will immediately go through affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed after informing the user.

Children’s information

Be encouraged as a parent and/or guardian to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide children’s online activity.

Stevie Mckie does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on this website, we strongly encourage you to get in touch immediately and we will promptly remove such information from the website records.