Who we are

Our website address is: https://lesliebairddesign.com.

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.

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.


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.

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.


We do collect analytics data – this doesn’t save personal information, just general info and IP addresses of who is visiting the website.

Your contact information – contact form and newsletter

For users that sign up for our newsletter, we save the email and name only in our mailchimp list and only as information so that we can send the newsletter to you.  This information is held indefinitely unless you opt out from the newsletter.

We will save contact information from the contact form – we only use this in order to answer your questions and contact you. This contact info will be saved indefinately unless you request that we delete the info from our email folders.

How long we 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.

We will retain contact info and newsletter info indefinitely unless you opt out of newsletter and request that we delete emails and info from our email list.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

How we protect your data

Many security practices are used on this website to keep your data secure.  Some of these practices include adding security plug-ins.  We also monitor the site carefully to make sure that the site is not attacked.