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Here at we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

What information do we collect about you?

The amount of information we collect and store depends on how you are using our site and what permissions you grant us.

Everyone who visits our site will be assigned various cookies which are mostly anonymous and not linked to any personal identifiable information you provide us with when you register. They are used to improve your experience on the site, allow us to track website usage and also to allow re-marketing.

If you become a member by joining the newsletter then you provide us with your name, email address and IP address. To become a member you must also read and accept all points in this privacy policy and our terms and conditions. You can change the details provided at registration at any time by emailing us.

If you complete a form on our site, such as a beta reader application form or an entry form for a giveaway, data is stored and used for analytical reasons, but we will not use your data for marketing unless you have also specifically opted into our newsletter. We may sometimes ask for your name and address, particularly if there is a competition element, and will make it clear on the form if this information is going to be shared with a third party provider. We will also give clear options to enter the survey while opting out of sharing your personal information.

If you are a Brand, Media Agency, Journalist, Advertiser or PR Agency visiting our site you will receive the same cookies as any other site visitor. If you contact us, your details may be recorded so we can alert you to any future business opportunities. Any marketing emails we send to you will include a clear unsubscribe link, you can also email us at any time if you would like us to delete all data we hold on you.

How will we use the information about you?

Much of the information we collect is used to enhance your experience of our site, session cookies for example will ensure your device is recognised on subsequent visits.

Other data is aggregated so we can analyse site visits to look at what pages are visited the most, how long users stay on the site, where our users come from and such. This helps inform our editorial plans so we know what kind of content to create in the future.

Personal information will be used to send newsletters and any other information you have opted into, for example if you have won a giveaway.

Our commitment to data security is fully compliant with GDPR – the EU General Data Protection Ruling which comes into force on May 25th 2018. All the data we hold is stored securely and only accessible by trained, authorised members of staff.

While we do everything in our power to guard against it, any security breach will be reported to the ICO within 24 hours and if user data is affected in any way, you will be informed promptly.

We will never pass on your details to any third party without your explicit prior consent.

How long is data held?

Any personal data we collect is retained for as long as it’s needed for us to perform the necessary business function. Registration data is held permanently unless deletion is requested. We do regularly audit data on file and delete what is no longer considered necessary.

Other websites

This privacy policy only applies to the website, it does not apply to other websites we link to and nor does it apply to other platforms we have a presence on such as social media sites. If you visit another site following a link from or engage with us on another platform, please ensure you read their own privacy policies.

Opting out and getting removed

To opt out of all or some communications with or ask us to delete you completely please contact us on

Right to complain

If at any time you feel there is a problem with the way is handling your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can call their helpline on 0303 123 1113.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the information we hold on you please contact us on

Request for Removal and Special Circumstances

Every user of our site has the right to be forgotten and have their data removed from our records. Requests can be sent to and will be processed within 30 days.