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Privacy Policy & GDPR

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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.

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 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.

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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

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.

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 your data is sent

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


Paul Weston Glastonbury is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of its users. This GDPR statement aims to provide transparency regarding the collection, processing, and storage of personal data when using our website.

Data Collection and Usage

We may collect personal data from you when you interact with our website. This includes information provided voluntarily through contact forms, newsletter subscriptions, or any other means of communication. The data collected may include but is not limited to:

  • Name, email address, and contact information
  • IP address and geolocation
  • Website usage data through cookies and similar technologies

Legal Basis for Processing

We process personal data based on one or more legal grounds, including:

  • Your consent: When you provide explicit consent for specific processing activities.
  • Contractual necessity: When processing is necessary for the performance of a contract.
  • Legitimate interests: When processing is necessary for our legitimate interests and does not override your rights and freedoms.
  • Legal obligations: When processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations.

Data Storage and Security

We take appropriate measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data. We store personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law. We implement technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of personal data.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze website traffic and user behavior. The information generated by the cookies, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating website usage, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Your Rights

You have the right to access, update, correct, and request the deletion of your personal data. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact information provided here. We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Third-Party Websites

Our website may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not operated by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third-party websites or services. We recommend reviewing their respective privacy policies.

Updates to the GDPR Statement – We reserve the right to update this GDPR statement as needed. Any changes will be posted on this page with a revised “Last Updated” date.

Last update: 27/7/23