Data Protection Policy

Which personal data are collected by us and why are they collected?


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the browser user agent string to facilitate spam detection.


Site visitors can download and extract location data from images on the site.

Contact forms

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy or would like to contact us about any of the rights listed in the “Your Rights” section, please contact us.


If you leave a comment on our website, you can save your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience, so you will not have to enter your details again if you leave another comment. These cookies may last for one year.

If you have an account and sign up for this site, we’ll set a temporary cookie to see if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal information and will be deleted when you close your browser.

When you sign up, we will also set up multiple cookies to store your login and screen display options. Login cookies are valid for two days, and cookies for screen options take one year. If you choose Remember Me, your login will last for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

When you publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal information and merely indicates the post ID of the article being edited. It expires after a day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may contain embedded content (such as videos, pictures, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave just as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These sites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to this site.


We use industry standard platforms to collect and analyse website data.

Who we share your data with;

We do not sell private personal information of our users.

We provide information about you in the limited circumstances listed below and with reasonable safeguards for your privacy:

Subsidiaries, Employees and Independent Contractors: 

We may share information about you with our subsidiaries, our employees and individuals who are our independent contractors who need information to assist us in providing our services or processing the information on our behalf.

We require our affiliates, employees and independent contractors to comply with this Privacy Policy for Personal Information that we share with them.

With your consent: 

We may disclose and disclose information with your consent or on your instructions. For example, we may share your information with third parties where you authorize us to do so, such as the social media services that you associate with your site through our publish feature. They may need information about you, for example, to provide you with technical or other support services. We require providers to agree to the privacy policy in order to share information with them.

Publicly released information

Information you publish will be publicly announced, as you guessed.

This of course means that information such as your public profile, posts, other content you post on your site, as well as your “likes” and comments on other sites are available to everyone.

The photo you upload to your public profile or a standard image if you have not yet uploaded a photo of your globally recognized avatar.

Your avatar will be displayed along with other public profile information along with the comments and “likes” you make on other users’ websites while you are logged in to your account.

Your avatar + public profile information may also be displayed along with your comments, likes and other interactions on websites using our avatar service.

How long do we save your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will remain indefinitely. That way, we can automatically detect and approve subsequent comments instead of storing them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if available), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their information at any time (unless they can not change their username). Site administrators can also view and edit this information.

We generally discard information about you when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it.

We retain the web server logs that record information about a visitor to one of Automattic’s websites, such as: For example, the IP address of the visitor, the browser type and the operating system, for about 30 days.


What rights do you have in your data?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you may receive an exported file of the personal information we hold about you, including the information you provide. You may also request that we delete all the personal information we store about you. This does not include any data we need to keep for administrative, legal or security reasons.


Where do we send your data to

We don’t send your data anywhere.

Your contact information

The type of personal information collected may include the full name. House / business postal address; registered office address; Company name / type; Telephone numbers; Email address; Job Title; Date of birth; Place of birth; Title; Nationality; Marital status; National insurance number; Tax code; HMRC UTR numbers; government-issued passports, including passport numbers; Sanction and watch list data; Details of other business interests,; Payment card information; Bank account information; Usage data and statistics; Connection; other unique identifiers, such as IP addresses or device IDs which will not be disclosed to anyone without your consent.

How do we protect your data?

We use industry standard cyber security practises to protect your data stored in our systems with utmost care.


Uses the data for the following purposes:

  • Providing and improving our services
  • compliance

  • Safety, security and problem solving

  • business

  • Communication, marketing and advertising


Which data protection infringement procedures do we have?


We use data to protect the security of our services and our customers, to detect and prevent fraud, settle disputes and enforce our agreements.

Which automated decision-making and / or profiling do we do with user data?


We use industry accepted practises in line with international privacy guideline to profile website visitors.