Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If a visitor leaves 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, which can 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 is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you are a contributor to the website (e.g. send us a photograph) or upload images to the website (you have an account), you should avoid sending/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.

Contact forms

We’ll store your details for the duration of the project and will not employ it for any other purposes than those specified.


If you leave a comment on our site 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 our login page, 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.

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 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.


Who we share your data with

We will only use your contributions via the contact form or Have your say form anonymously, and then only if you give us permission.  

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will retained for the foreseeable future of the project, and as long as the website remains live. 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 (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 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

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

Your contact information

Will be stored in secure email service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website is hosted by, a local publishing platform, which places security first. The webserver is hosted in the UK and is shared only with members of the ourlocality community.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We keep webserver and website software updates up to date to ensure breaches don’t happen. In the event of a breach we would undertake a rapid investigation to establish the magnitude and impact of the breach, before addressing the immediate causes and rectifying any insecurities, before contacting customers that may have been affected. We would work with our hosts to address the root causes of the problem and ensure the lessons are embedded in security protocols in the future.

What third parties we receive data from

We use a variety of services, which include who wholly own Jetpack and Gravatar.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Only that which relates to spam detection.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Crispin Hayes Associates and its subcontractors are registered with ICO.