Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:
Data Controller: Samina Azam
Data Controller’s Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 01753 290133

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact Forms

By completing our Contact Form, you will have willingly provided us with:

  • Your name
  • Email Address
  • Any information you willingly include in the text of your message

We do so in order to answer your query effectively and will store this information (and information on how you found us) on our website’s servers, for a maximum of 3 years (unless we are still in contact at the time the three years expire).

Unless you have given us permission to do so, either on the Contact Form (by giving your consent to do so) or through subsequent communications/emails, your email address will not to be added our marketing database.

Please rest assured that, should you have given consent in error, or you wish to subsequently withdraw your consent, you may rescind this at any time either by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or by contacting us via email ([email protected]) or over the phone (01753 290133 ).


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and information on the browser used, and its 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 we use to manage comments. This is done to see if a person is using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 make a purchase on this site, your browser should allow you to quickly complete the standard parts of the payment form unless you have asked it not to. This is not done by cookies on our site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other sites. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had accessed it through their own website and is therefore subject to “third party” Privacy Policies.

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.


We do collect anonymised analytical (technical) data through some of our Cookies. These track information such as how you landed on our website and how long and what pages you browsed. We use this data to find they types of content our readers find most helpful in order to improve the quality of our work.

Who we share your data with

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.

If you sign up for our newsletter, your data will be shared and stored in MailChimp and will be subject to their own Privacy Policies.

We will also share your name, any pertinent information you share with us (such as reason for attending or dietary requirements), with the speakers (to help them plan their sessions) and the venue the conference will be held at.

How long we retain your data

We retain all data no longer in legitimate use, for 3 years. Data provided to third party organisations (such as MailChimp or Stripe) will be subject to their privacy policies.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or completed a contact form on this site, 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. You can do this by contacting us as set out above. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, compliance, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Please also read the “Who we share your data with” section above.

How we protect your data

We use some platforms whose servers are not always located in the EEA (European Economic Area). If the companies we use are not European (and therefore not required to abide by GDPR regulations), we ensure that they comply with high levels of information security (mostly ISO 27001) and comply with US Privacy Shield requirements.

What data breach procedures we have in place

As data is held on third party servers, in the event that there is any breach of such servers, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible after we have been made aware of any such breach. We will also provide details of what further action may be required to protect yourself