Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is the property of Patrick Stack, poet and performance artist, and the website address is
The following Terms & Conditions set out the rules governing its use, in addition to details of data we collect from you when you purchase from us, delivery of book orders, our returns and refunds policies, and privacy policy, as well as information on governing law and jurisdiction. Should you have any questions you can email them to enquiries at patrickstack dot ie.
Data Protection Officer: Patrick Stack.

Site Content

No part of the website, whether text, images or elements, may be reproduced elsewhere without prior written permission of Patrick Stack. Great care has been taken to only use images that are in the public domain with attribution duly given as required. Should any image on this website be used inadvertently without permission, we undertake to remove the image in question as soon as we are made aware of the issue. All text on the website is copyright of Patrick Stack.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Data

We do not collect any personal data from you unless you specifically provide it – by commenting on a blog post, using the contact form, purchasing a book or other product from our shop, or e-mailing us directly. Any information you provide us with will only be used for the purposes to which you have consented and is handled and processed by us in accordance with GDPR.

Below are examples of how we might collect your data and of how we use it.


In order to purchase items from our online shop, we ask you to provide your name, email address, phone number, your delivery address (and billing address if different from delivery address), and credit or debit card details. We use PayPal as a third-party payment service to facilitate purchases through our site so, by providing us with your information, you consent to us passing that information to our payment service provider for the purpose of completing your purchases.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if any) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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


Cookies are used to enable certain parts of the site to function properly (such as the shopping cart) and to collect non-personal information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They cannot harm your computer and do not contain any information that enables you to be identified personally, they just enable our websites to recognise your computer and to identify certain other non-personal information such as which browser you are using. This information can be used to make the website work, to identify which parts of the site can work better or to analyse how often people visit the site and what they look at. We will not associate this data with any personally identifying information that you may choose to provide to us in other ways.
Your use of this website implies that you have read this policy and agree to us sending you cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.
Google Analytics session cookies last for a maximum of four hours.

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 for the purposes of measuring user interaction on pages. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies. Data collected includes information of make of gadget (computer, smartphone etc.), operating system (eg. Windows 10), browser make and version (eg. Firefox 61), IP address for geo-location purposes. All this information is anonymised by Google so no personally identifiable information is stored or shared. Details are available here: Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security

Who we share your data with

Site data is shared with the following parties:

  • Google – see Analytics above.
  • PayPal – our third party payment gateway which enables you to purchase from our shop – see their privacy policy for more details
  • JetPack – see their Privacy Policy here
  • UpdraftPlus – our site backup plugin – see their Privacy Policy here.
  • WooCommerce – our shopping cart uses the following data for payments with PayPal: purchase total, currency, billing information. For taxes: the value of goods in the cart, value of shipping, destination address. For checkout rates: destination address, purchased product IDs, dimensions, weight, and quantities. For shipping labels: customer’s name, address as well as the dimensions, weight, and quantities of purchased products.
  • Yoast SEO – see their Privacy Policy here

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 (excepting their username which they cannot change). The website administrator 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

This website is hosted on servers located in Ireland.
All personal data received is handled and processed on encrypted computers in Ireland by the Data Protection Officer.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website uses the secure https protocol (SSL) which means that all data travelling to and from this website and your device (computer, tablet, smartphone) is encrypted for added security.
The data which you provide to us via the shopping cart to purchase items, or the contact form is transmitted to us by encrypted e-mail and stored on encrypted machines locally and on our cloud hosting which is located within the European Union.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach occurring, we undertake to report said breach with 72 hours of discovery to the Data Commissioner, as per GDPR.

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