Privacy Policy

  • A Privacy Policy is sometimes called data protection provisions.
  • A Privacy Policy is a statement that discloses some or all of the ways a website gathers, uses, discloses, and manages a customer or client’s data. A privacy policy can also feature a legal statement
  • Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby express themselves selectively. When something is private to a person, it usually means that something is inherently special or sensitive to them
  • Under the GDPR legislation, I am required to inform you about why I processing your data and for how long I will store it, etc. I must tell you in plain and clear words how I use this data. One of the easiest ways to stay transparent and inform my users is through this Privacy Policy.
  • The contact form on the contact page has a radio-check box that requires visitors to confirm they have read this policy. This simple procedure ensures I have met GDPR legislation. I thus can’t be held responsible if someone checks the radio-check box and sends me an e-mail, without first having read this Private Policy statement.

This website

Its website address is

It was created and directed by Piers Midwinter. It contains his CV, events, details of how to book lessons, information on Gent’s Club, news and other personal topics.

This website is a “Trusted Site” and uses McAfee Secure to protect it.

What data I collect and why I collect it

Contact details

When visitors send me an email, they leave me their first and surname and email address. When visitors log in to this website, they can also leave this information as well as have an avatar if they wish.


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.

A fuller list of the cookies used on this website was created using the Cookiebot website on 11th March 2021. You can find the report here: My cookies

You will see a green square widget at the bottom left of this screen. Click it to change your cookie settings.

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.

Analytics and who I share data with

  • This website uses the Google site kit plugin to track analytics
  • This website plugins such as Wordfence, McAfee Secure, etc. Each plugin uses data in different ways

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.

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 data is sent

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

Contact information

I live in the Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. More information is on my contact page.

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