Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Akismet (an anti-spam service) collects information about visitors who comment on the site. Typically this includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and website URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). This is purely used to verify the commenter is not a spam message or a spam-bot.


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.

Contact Forms

The data captured from contact forms (when a user submits a contact form) on this site ranges from full name, email, comments, and phone numbers.

This data is then used as context for the editorial team to respond to the individual who submitted the contact form information, to see what assistance can be offered.

Such data is stored for five years, and during this time the editorial team/site administrator may contact the person(s) to ensure a) their data is up-to-date and b) whether they still provide their consent for us to keep their data. The data may be kept for longer than five years if the person(s) who provided the data provides their consent to do so.

It should be noted that the editorial team/site administrator does not use the information submitted through such contact forms for marketing purposes unless the person(s) submitting contact form data provide their explicit consent for such purposes.


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 a login page on this site, 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, social media posts 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.


Tomorrow’s News may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first-party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity.

By accessing this Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not wish for any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool. You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings. also uses the JetPack plugin to gather user behavioural data, to assess the effectiveness of the user journey on this site.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your personal information with third parties. Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help improve this site and service. We currently use Google Analytics (traffic analysis, SEO optimization) and Mailerlite (mailing list management). We have listed below the exact data these third parties extract. Feel free to have a look at their own Privacy Policies to find out more.

– Google Analytics: anonymous (ad serving domains, browser type, demographics, language settings, page views, time/date), pseudonymous (IP address) also uses social buttons provided by services like Twitter and Facebook. Your use of these third-party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third-party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third party services’ privacy policies.

We may need to employ/contract people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (otherwise known as “Agents”). We may need to share personal information with such Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use Personal Information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist the site/Tomorrow’s News. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with such Agents.

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 who 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.

In terms of how long I keep other data:

* Contact form entries – stored for five years,

* Analytics records – stored for two years, for a current vs. previous year comparison.

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.

The data from this site is not stored in European servers but in U.S. based servers. Full details on how your data is securely processed can be found here:

Contact Information

Should you have specific privacy concerns, you can contact me by filling in this form (making sure you include the subject of ‘Privacy Policy Query’):

How We Protect Your Data

To protect your data, the site administrator ensures no-one else has access to the admin side of this website aside from the administrator/managing editor. They ensure any users have the access permissions relevant to their role, and any changes to the site/data must be approved by the site administrator first.

The Data Breach Procedure We Have In Place

There is a process in place to manage a data breach, should one occur. I will report a notifiable breach to the ICO without undue delay, no later than 72 hours after becoming aware of a breach, ensuring that all the relevant details are relayed to them.

The automated decision-making and/or profiling we do with user data

Your data is used in certain automation pieces such as audience profiling steps that occur, to ensure that the right content is delivered to individuals.

Whether that involves delivering relevant email content via the email service provider (MailerLite). Or matching your “hashed” email details with social media networks, in order to create audience profiles to ensure relevant site-related promotions/communications are delivered to you.

Please note that only relevant data is used here, and the bare minimum is used relative to the level of personalisation and/or accuracy of the audience profile group you may fall under. Should you wish to exercise your right to opt-out of this process, and not be part of the effort to deliver relevant and personalised content to you, then you can do so at any time. Simply contact me via the form on the Contact Information section, and provide mention ‘Request for removal from automation’ in the subject of the form.