Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a European privacy law effective from May 25, 2018. The GDPR regulates how individuals and organisations may collect, use, and retain personal data.

What is considered “personal data”?
Under the GDPR, personal data is any information about a specific person. This broad definition includes not only traditional personal data—e.g., dates of birth, names, physical addresses, email addresses—but location data, biometric data, financial information, and much more.

What information do I collect?

  • Your name and email address is recorded when you sign up to my newsletter
  • Your name, email address and email communication is recorded when you submit a form on my website

Anonymous analytics information is also collected via cookies on my website. This includes a users date and time of visit, the IP address, the referrer, the browser version and operating system being used.​ This is useful so that you are only asked to subscribe to The Stream once, not every time you visit, for example. 

Why do we collect this information?
Your email address is recorded when you sign up to my newsletter so that I can send you information on my service and share thoughts and wisdom. This is done via Mailchimp and you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of a Mailchimp email from us. I do not share your information with anyone else but Mailchimp. I do not export any data out of Mailchimp and I have a Data Processing Agreement in place with them. You can read their privacy policy here – Mailchimp Privacy Policy

Your name, email address and email communication (if you submit a form on my website) is collected purely in order to respond to your enquiry. I do not categorise this information, your information is not passed on to any other organisations and this information is viewed only by me at The Stream. 

I keep this information on secure email for varying time periods depending on the nature of your enquiry. 

Third parties
I do not directly pass any information on to third parties.

Right to amend or delete information
If you wish to unsubscribe from my newsletter you can find a link at the bottom of each newsletter from me. Should you have any problems doing that please contact me here so I can manually amend or delete your information within 30 days from your initial request.

Should you, having contacted me via the forms on this website, wish for me to amend or delete your information please contact me and I will deal with your request within 30 days. 

More information
For more information on GDPR and your individual rights please see the Information Commissioner’s Office website.