Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave 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 to help spam detection.
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.
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.
If you sign up to receive our email newsletter we ask you to provide your name, email address, and home country. We use the former to aid the administration of our mailing list and so that we can include a personalised greeting; we use the latter so that we can gauge our popularity globally and to provide targetted news for productions we may be working on outside of the UK. You are able to amend your details or unsubscribe from our newsletter by following the links in each newsletter. We use Mailchimp to manage our mailing list.
Every interaction you have with our website generates one or more entries in a raw log file on our server which includes your IP address, the time & date, and the page or other resources that you accessed. This is processed by basic analytics software on the server to provide insights about the usage of our website. The raw log file is kept for 30 days; the summarised analytics (which do not include your IP address) are kept indefinitely.
Additionally we use Google Analytics to provide more advanced insights about the usage of our website, and this may result in tracking cookies being stored in your browser. These tracking cookies are used by us solely for website analytics – we do not use Google for direct marketing nor do we place Google adverts on our website.
Who we share your data with
Other than as disclosed above, we only share your data with third-parties outside of our company when it is necessary for the fulfilment of a request or order that you have placed with us or when we are required to do so by law.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.