My name is Peter Bloomfield and this is my personal website/blog.
The address is: https://bloomfield.online
In the past, my blog has also appeared at the following locations:
The purpose of this website is for me to publish articles I have written in my free time and which I think may be helpful or interesting to others. The content may relate to my professional experience as a software engineer, or it may relate to technical or other topics I have pursued in my own time.
This website is non-commercial and is not involved in selling or marketing. However, it may show adverts or share affiliate links to help with running costs.
This website is hosted as static content on Cloudflare Pages, and the traffic is routed via Cloudflare CDN. To the best of my knowledge, Cloudflare does not gather or track personally identifiable information about visitors to my website. However, it may log some general information regarding usage patterns and potential malicious activity. Cloudflare’s policies can be found here:
The source code for this website is available on GitHub here:
This website does not implement, use, or require user accounts or other registration or login mechanisms. All visitors can access all parts of the website freely and anonymously.
The “Contact Me” page contains a form you can use to send me an email. The purpose is to provide the option to communicate directly with me if you think it is necessary or useful. You are under no obligation to use the form. It will only process the information you enter when you click the submit button.
Messages sent to me may be stored indefinitely in my personal email account, associated backups, or other storage mechanisms which are only accessible by me. At any time, you can request that I delete any messages you have sent, along with any records of your name and contact information. To do this, you will need to send me a message. If the “Contact Me” page is not working, or you would prefer not to use it, then you can alternatively contact me through LinkedIn or Twitter (see Contact Information below).
This website uses a service called Goat Counter (goatcounter.com) to count page views. The purpose is to improve the website. This includes:
- Identifying which posts/pages are most popular so that I can focus on producing the most helpful and relevant content.
- Understanding how visitors typically reach this website so that I can make it easier to find.
- Determine what devices visitors typically use to view this website so that accessibility can be improved if necessary.
The information gathered by Goat Counter is:
- Referrer (the website which linked you to this website, if applicable)
- The type of browser you are using to access this website (e.g. Chrome, Firefox)
- The family of Operating System you are using to access this website (e.g. Windows, macOS, Linux)
- The general category of device you are using to access this website (e.g. tablet, phone, computer)
- The country from which you are accessing this website
The data gathered is aggregated, and contains no personally identifiable information. It is never matched to your activity on any other website.
I have configured my instance of Goat Counter to delete data after 1 year.
This website does not currently display any adverts. However, that may change in future.
From time to time, this website may include affiliate links from various providers. These links will be clearly marked as such, enabling you to avoid using them if you so choose. If you follow such a link then the destination website may gather data about you. If you purchase a product or service via the link then I may receive some revenue or other benefit. The purpose of this will be to contribute to the costs of running this website.
Cookies may be used for the purpose of analytics and preventing spam. These usages are noted in other sections of this document.
Your data may be processed and stored on my behalf by external service providers, as described in other sections of this document. This is only for purposes of providing and improving the functionality of this website.
Your data is not shared or transferred for any other reason, and it is never sold.
The retention period of your data depends on the individual purpose. It is described in other sections of this document.
The vast majority of the data gathered by this website is aggregated, anonymous, or otherwise not personally identifiable. It is not possible to selectively delete such data after it has been gathered. However, using your browser settings, you can take steps to avoid having data gathered in the first place, as noted below.
The only personally identifiable information gathered by this website is anything you voluntarily submit via the “Contact Me” page. You are under to obligation to use this feature. If you have used it previously, then you are welcome to contact me to ask me to delete your data (as noted above).
If you would like to get in touch with me then please use one of the following methods: