Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Last updated: 03/05/2020


First of all, thank you so much for visiting and engaging with my website. I have spent a lot of time crafting the site to try and inspire people to visit some of the wonderful places I have been lucky enough to visit. www.asinglestep.co.uk is managed by myself, Ryan Maley, and you can get in contact with me at ryan@asinglestep.co.uk.

The content on this website is solely our own views, and whilst we will always try to ensure the quality and accuracy of the content, we cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, or future changes to the information based on this site or any further 3rd party links provided. Furthermore, we cannot be held responsible for any losses, damages or injuries that have been incurred by the use of any information on this site.

This privacy policy is required by the General Data Protection Regulation, and covers the data that we hold about you, and the rights you have over this data.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Some of the links on this site may contain affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase through that site, the owner of www.asinglestep.co.uk may earn some commission, at no additional cost to you. The amount of commission varies from product to product and website to website, and helps to contribute to the costs of running this website.

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 anonymised 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.

The comments will be publicly accessible and will show your name, comment, and picture. Your email address is only accessible by website administrators.

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.


If you upload images to the website these will generally be publicly accessible, and 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.

These will be retained indefinitely in order to remain in use on the site.

Contact forms

If you contact us through a contact form, we will collect your name, email address and message in order to process the request and respond to you appropriately.

This data will be retained indefinitely in order to effectively process any further queries you may have. We will not use this data for marketing purposes.


This website uses cookies, which are small text files stored by your browser on your device.

We collect and store your IP address to show which cookies you have accepted, in case we are required to provide a consent report. 

You can read more about which cookies are used on our site, and manage your consent, here: www.asinglestep.co.uk/cookie-policy/

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.


This website uses Google Analytics, which tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions across the Website.


We also collect and store your IP address to run through our security filters to block malicious traffic. 

Who we share your data with

We may share your data with specific third-parties when authorised, and your data will be subject to their respective privacy policies. We may share data with:

This website is hosted on a server in the UK through Heart Internet. You can view the Heart Internet Privacy Policy for information on how they deal with customer data. 

Google Analytics – this tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions across the Website

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

Your IP address and associated information may be processed by Defiant Inc. through our use of the Wordfence Security plugin in order to monitor and block malicious traffic on our site. 

Visiting websites linked from this site is at the users’ own discretion, and will be subject to their respective privacy policies.

What rights you have over your data

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.

In order to request your data, please contact ryan@asinglestep.co.uk.

Additional information

Sensitive information: we do not seek sensitive information, including race, gender, sexual orientation etc., and you should refrain from posting this information anywhere across the website as this will be publicly accessible

Children’s information: we do not actively seek to attain information from those under the age of 16. If you are a parent/guardian and believe we hold this data, please contact ryan@asinglestep.co.uk so we can immediately delete it.

This page will change at our discretion or due to any legal changes, so please keep checking back to periodically to ensure you are satisfied with the privacy policy.

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