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Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is A Virtual Postcard a personal blog run by Sage Fitzpatrick. This Privacy Policy will outline all you need to know about how your personal data is collected, what its used for and how it is kept secure.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

Media

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

Cookies

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.

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.

Your contact information

If you need to contact A Virtual Postcard you can email me at sage.fitzpatrick@hotmail.co.uk

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed regularly and updated when appropriate. This Privacy Policy was made on 22nd July 2018.

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  • One year ago today this happened. Thank you for the most beautiful ring, the best day of my life and the promise of many more amazing years to come.
  • Knole Park is one of my favourite @nationaltrust sites. It’s super close to London by car or train, is a great place to walk of a weekend and there’s a whole herd of wild deer. I’ve written a post on my blog about exploring Knole Park and if you’re interested the links in my bio. Thanks for the 📷 @danm121
  • (AFFILIATE) Charles Darwin’s Home, Down House, is one of my favourite @englishheritage sites I’ve visited so far. The beautiful greenhouse, Darwin’s study and this door 😍 My latest post is all about my experience there, as well as practical information on how to get there and how much it’ll cost you.
  • Seaside walks with this one
  • ☕️ Breakfast in Boston ☕️ I had some great breakfasts whilst in the city and most of that is down to @tattebakery. Their pastry selection is insane, the decor is beautiful and the food is super tasty. If you’re ever there I highly recommend the Ginger Morning Bun. You can read about Tatte Bakery and more of my favourite spots in my latest blog post.
  • Christmas time in Boston 🎄I’ve just got back from a short trip to the city where I’ve had the BEST time. I ate a lot of good food, went to my first ‘holiday party’ and got to catch up with friends too. Plus just look at how beautiful Boston Common looks!
  • Mine and @danm121 first journey out in the new car took us back to Knole Park in Kent. The sunsets are beautiful, it’s peaceful and there are deer everywhere. Great place for a Sunday evening walk! 🦌🌳🍂
  • (GIFTED) For the past few weekends myself and @danm121 played tourist in our own city all thanks to @citywonderstours. We watched the Changing of the Guards, visited the State Rooms in Buckingham Palace and got to see the Opening Ceremony at the Tower of London. I’ve written a blog about my experience so click the link in the bio to find out more.
  • If you’re ever in Taunton be sure to take a walk along the Bridgewater & Taunton Canal. Lovely countryside views, wildlife and heaps of blackberries just dying to be picked and turned into crumbles.
  • Hall Place in Bexley is part of the #openhouselondon programme for this year. I visited last summer and it was such a nice place to visit. The gardens are beautiful and it makes for a great picnic spot too!
  • It’s @openhouselondon this weekend. Where are you going to explore? This was taken way back in 2017 when me and Dan visited City Hall in London. What a stunning building and a fantastic weekend if you’re looking to explore London in a way that you’re not always able.
  • I’ve only been an English Heritage member for a month but I already LOVE it! This is just some of the things they send you when you sign up, as well as giving you access to 400 sites around the England, free parking and other discounts too. All this for just £8.75 per month (for both me and Dan). Check out my latest blog post for more information on why you should become a member.

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