Last updated 26 November 2023

Who we are

Our website address is:

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

Personal identifiers and characteristics (for example, name and comments)

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • To leave comments on our blog posts – we need the information you have given us in the comments form to add your comment to the appropriate post
  • To help detect and quarantine spam – we use the information you give in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string, to help detect and quarantine spam comments.
  • At present, cookies are not used although they may be in the future.

We may share this information with the Gravatar and Akismet services:

If you leave a comment, an anonymized 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.

We use the Akismet service for spam detection and prevention. The information collected typically includes a commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by you such as name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  • We have a legitimate interest.

Embedded content from other websites

Our website may contain links to third party websites and third-party plug-ins (such as social media sharing buttons) operated by other companies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you, when you leave our site, to read the privacy policies or notices of other such websites. This Privacy Notice applies solely to information collected by this website.

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.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored.

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.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights.

Please contact us at the addresses at the foot of this notice if you wish to make a request.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

Changes to this Privacy Notice will be made when required in response to changing legal, technical or business developments.

You can see when this Privacy Notice was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Privacy Notice. The new Privacy Notice will apply to all current and past users of the website and will replace any prior notices that are inconsistent with it.

Previous versions: none as yet

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, you can contact us by sending an email to or by contacting us at:

Purple Dragon Press
PO Box 523
GU14 4GZ

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: