Privacy Policy

Who we are

Snowdonia Botanical Medicine is a business website maintained by Mr. Dafydd Monks. Our website address is:

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.
Comments are hosted by Disqus, an external provider of internet community building services (such as commenting systems). More information can be found in Disqus’ privacy policy available at:


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

We host a contact form in order to provide a private and secure way for visitors to contact us. This form collects your name and contact information. This information is used explicitly for the purpose of sending an email to the site administrators; no data from this contact form will be stored or retained on this website, however it will be received as an email and treated as an email enquiry.


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


Visitor data is shared with Google Analytics for the purpose of better understanding what our visitors are reading, what is popular and what is not. Google Analytics' Privacy Policy can be found at:


We sell some products on this site. These sales are processed through PayPal's merchant tools/cart.PayPal will collect payment information and your contact details in order to process your order. PayPal send us your address and a list of items you have ordered from our site. This information is retained for 180 days, after which it is destroyed. Paypal's Privacy Policy can be found at:

Who we share your data with

Comments are processed and stored by Disqus you make on articles on this website are hosted by Disqus. Such comments will be stored and processed by Disqus. Their Privacy Policy can be found at:

Shop Orders are processed by PayPal. They may store your order information. Their Privacy Policy is available at:

Any other data you voluntarily share with this site is not passed to any other third parties.

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. Comments are hosted by Disqus, an external provider of internet community building services (such as commenting systems).

Our online sales are processed via PayPal. PayPal is responsible for collecting and storing your payment information. Their privacy policy can be found at:

NB. We have no access to, and do not in any way process your payment information. That is processed exclusively via paypal

Your contact information

We gather your contact information when you subscribe to our newsletter or leave a comment on this site. This is never publically displayed or shared with third parties.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is stored securely by TSOHost ltd. (Our web hosting provider). All passwords are hashed and salted. In the event that a data breach occurs we will notify those affected and inform the ICO.

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

None. This website is a human-scale website and aims to be free of such processes, policies and devices.

How Can I Contact you regarding Data Protection or Privacy?

We invite you to send relevant messages, comments or enquiries regarding this policy document, our processing and storage of data, or requests to access any data we hold on you. Please get in touch with us using our contact form which may be found at:

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