Privacy policy

Who we are 

Our website address is: 


When visitors leave responses on our website, we collect the data that is displayed in the response form, their IP address and a note of the browser user agent to help detect spam. 

An anonymised string, created on the basis of your e-mail address (this is also called a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service if you use this. You can find the Gravatar privacy policy page here: Once you have approved your response, your profile photo will be visible to the public in relation to your response. 


If you are a registered user and upload images to the site, you must be aware not to upload images containing EXIF GPS location data. Visitors to the site can download the images from the site and view the location data. 


When you leave a response on our site, you can specify whether or not your name, e-mail address and site may be saved to a cookie. We do this for your convenience, so that you don’t have to enter this data again to place a new response. These cookies are valid for a year. 

If you visit our log-in page we will save a temporary cookie to check that your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is deleted as soon as you close your browser. 

As soon as you log in, we will store a few cookies relating to your log-in information and screen display options. Log-in cookies are valid for 2 days; cookies for screen display options are valid for 1 year. If you click on ‘Remember me’, your log-in data will be stored for 2 weeks. As soon as you log out of your account we will delete log-in cookies. 

When you change or publish a message, your browser will save an additional cookie. This cookie contains no personal data and reveals only the post ID of the article that you have worked in. This cookie expires after one day. 

Embedded content from other websites 

Proposed wording: Messages on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, messages etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the site in question. 

These sites can collect data on you, use cookies, embed extra tracking from third parties and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including tracking the interaction with embedded content, where you have an account and have logged in to the site in question. 

Who do we share your data with? 

If you send a request to reset your password, your IP address will be included in the reset e-mail message. 

How long do we store your data? 

When you leave a response, the response itself and the metadata associated with the response will be permanently saved. This way, we can automatically recognise and approve follow-up responses rather than having to moderate them.  

For users that register on our website (where available), we also store personal data that they send in their user profile. All users may view, process or delete their personal information at any point (except that they may not change their user name). Site administrators may also view and process this information. 

What rights do you have in relation to your data? 

If you have an account on this website or have left responses, you may request an export file of the personal data we have on you, including any and all data you have provided to us. You may also request that we wipe all personal information that we have on you. This does not cover data that we are required to keep for administrative, statutory or security purposes. 

Where we send your data 

Visitors’ responses may be monitored via an automated spam-detection service.