Privacy & Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 1 October 2023

While Fran Piggott has not made any material changes to the way she processes data about her users, she has updated this policy to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation coming into force onMay 25, 2018.

Fran Piggott respects your privacy and wants you to understand how she collects, uses and shares data about you. This Privacy & Cookie Policy covers her data collection practices and describes your rights to access, correct, or restrict her use of your personal data.

Unless she links to a different policy or state otherwise, this Privacy & Cookie Policy applies when you visit or use the website, mobile applications, APIs or related services (the “Services”).

By using the Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy & Cookie Policy. You shouldn’t use the Services if you don’t agree with this Privacy & Cookie Policy or any other agreement that governs your use of the Services.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that I store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Fran Piggott uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • authentication – she uses cookies to identify you when you visit the website and as you navigate the website.
  • status – she uses cookies to help her to determine if you are logged into the website.
  • personalization – she uses cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you.
  • security – she uses cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect the website and services generally.
  • advertising – she uses cookies to help her to display advertisements that will be relevant to you.
  • analysis – she uses cookies to help her to analyze the use and performance of the website and services.

She uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of her website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to the website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google’s privacy policy is available at

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version.

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including this website. Some features of the website may cease to be available to you.

If you leave a comment on the website 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 the login page, Fran Piggott 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, she 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 logout 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 website 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.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by Fran Piggott's web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with Fran Piggott through email, she may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and her responses. She provides the same protections for these electronic communications that she employs in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for the website, sign up through any of her forms using your email address or make a purchase on this website. For further information see the email policies below.

How Does Fran Piggott Use the Information That You Provide to Her?

Broadly speaking, Fran Piggott uses personal information for purposes of administering her business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to her customers and prospective customers.

She will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit the website, unless you choose to provide such information to her, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.

She may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when she, in good faith, believes that the law requires it or for the protection of her legal rights.

User Names and Passwords

Your access to parts of Fran Piggott's website may be protected by a user name and a password. Do not give your password to anyone. If you enter a section of her website that requires a password, you should log out when you leave. As a safety precaution, you should also close out of your web browser completely and re-open it before viewing other parts of the Internet.

Email Policies

Fran Piggott may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to her. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, enter a quiz, leave a comment, or enter a promotion. She will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to her. 

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Comment, Registration or Account Data

As you use this website, Fran Piggott collects other data that you provide voluntarily. For example, if you leave a comment, the website will record your name as provided. You are welcome to use a nick-name instead, if you would rather not have your name published in conjunction with the comment.

When visitors leave comments on the site, she collects 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

She may also collect information about you through other voluntary methods, including research surveys.

She may use your personally-identifying information for a variety of her internal business purposes, such as creating a better user experience for the website, diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions on the website, better understanding how the website is used, and making personalized recommendations to you.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

How Long Does Fran Piggott Retain Your Data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so she can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on this website (if any), she also stores 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 website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided to Fran Piggott. You can also request that she erase any personal data she holds about you. This does not include any data she is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


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.

Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents

If you re a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:

  • access your personal data.
  • ensure the accuracy of your personal data.
  • the right to have us delete your personal data.
  • the right to restrict further processing of your personal data.
  • the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused.

If you believe that Fran Piggott's processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to Fran Piggott via her contact form.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from Fran Piggott will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from her mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from her.


Fran Piggott's website provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from her and her partners by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail they receive from her at anytime.

Users who no longer wish to receive her newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.

Affiliated Sites, Linked Sites and Advertisements

Fran Piggott expects her partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of her users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including her partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through the website, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to the website you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through the website you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, websites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Fran Piggott is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on the site, the advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of the advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on the website may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. Fran Piggott does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without Fran Piggott's knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Fran Piggott and this policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on Fran Piggott's website and all content and software located on the site shall remain the sole property of Fran Piggott or its licensors. The use of her trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from Fran Piggott.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website without prior written consent.
  • sell or rent material from this website.
  • reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for any purpose.
  • redistribute any content from this website, including onto another website.


Fran Piggott does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If she discovers she has received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, she will delete that information immediately. If you believe has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact Fran Piggott via her contact form.

Here are a few tips to help make a child’s online experience safer:

  • Teach kids never to give personal information, such as name, address, phone, school, etc., unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult.
  • Know the websites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate.
  • Look for website privacy and cookie policies. Know how your child’s information is treated.
  • Check out the FTC’s site <> for more tips on protecting children’s privacy online.

Acceptable Use

You agree to use Fran Piggott's website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within this website.

You must not use this website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on this website for any marketing related purpose without her express written consent.

Restricted Access

Fran Piggott may in the future need to restrict access to parts (or all) of this website and reserve full rights to do so. If, at any point, she provides you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of this website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential.

Use of Testimonials

In accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, please be aware of the following:

Testimonials that appear on this website are actually received via text, audio or video submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used Fran Piggott's products and/or services in some way. They are individual results and results do vary. She does not claim that they are typical results. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use her products and/or services.

The testimonials displayed in any form on this website (text, audio, video or other) are reproduced verbatim, except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some may have been shortened. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed when it seems too lengthy or not the whole statement seems relevant for the general public.

Fran Piggott is not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted on This website is not a forum for testimonials, however, it provides testimonials as a means for customers to share their experiences with one another. To protect against abuse, all testimonials appear after they have been reviewed by Fran Piggott . She does not share the opinions, views or commentary of any testimonials on - the opinions are strictly the views of the testimonial source.

How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, Fran Piggott requests that you do not send private information to her by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on her website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.

Fran Piggott may use software programmes to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of her site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Fran Piggott uses software programmes to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Fran Piggott makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained on this website or any sites linked to this site.

All the materials on this website are provided 'as is' without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall Fran Piggott or her agents or associates be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, injury or death) arising out of the use of or inability to use the materials, even if Fran Piggott has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.

Sale of Business or Assets

In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information Fran Piggott has collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Changes to the Privacy & Cookie Policy

Fran Piggott may change this Privacy & Cookie Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy & Cookie Policy will always be posted on the website, with the “Last Updated” date posted at the top of the Policy. She may revise and update this Privacy & Cookie Policy if her practices change, as technology changes, or as she adds new services or changes existing ones. If she makes any material changes to her Privacy & Cookie Policy or how she handles your personal information, or she is going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in her Privacy & Cookie Policy at the time she collected such information, she will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the Privacy & Cookie Policy in effect at the time she obtained that information. By using this website or Fran Piggott's services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to her then-current Privacy & Cookie Policy. She will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy & Cookie Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Governing Law

This policy and the use of this website are governed by South African law. If a dispute arises under this Policy, Fran Piggott agrees to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Durban, South Africa. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each party.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, Fran Piggott agrees to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Durban, South Africa under the rules of the South African Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so. is controlled, operated and administered entirely within South Africa. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Contacting Fran Piggott

If you have any questions about this Privacy & Cookie Policy, or the practices of this website, please get in touch with Fran Piggott via her contact form.