Owner and Data Controller

Stacey Sheppard
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If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact:


The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy and, in some cases, if we have your contact details, we may send you an email notification. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you access The Tribe to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or collected automatically when using this website.

Among the types of Personal Data that The Tribe collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, IP address, usage data, first name, last name, and email address. Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy.

Method of Processing

We take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organisational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In some cases, the Data that we collect and process may be accessible to certain external parties, such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, or IT companies.

Place of Processing

The Data is processed at the Owner’s UK operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.
Depending on the User’s location, data transfers may involve transferring the User’s Data to a country other than their own. If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document.

Purpose of Processing

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: advertising, analytics, comments, contacting the User, displaying content from external platforms, or interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties.


If you choose to leave a comment on an article on The Tribe, we require your Name and your Email Address and we request your Website (URL). You may also elect to provide a partial name, initials or even a pseudonym in lieu of your full name. You are not required to provide a website URL.

When you leave a comment, three cookies are stored on your browser to make it easier for you to comment again in the future. The cookies contain your Name, your Email Address and your Website (URL). They are set to expire after one year. (For more information on cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.)

If you elect to leave a comment on an article, in addition to the comment text you provide we also collect your IP Address and your User Agent.

Your comment text, your Name, Email Address, Website (URL), IP Address and User Agent are accessible by the Owner of this site.

An anonymized string created from your Email Address (also called a hash) is provided to the Gravatar service to see if a profile picture of you is available for display. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

Prior to approval of your comment, your profile picture is only visible to administrators. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Following approval of your comment, your comment text, your Name, and Website (URL) (if provided) are visible to the public.

Comments containing links or certain words or phrases may require manual approval by an administrator.

Your comment, including comment text, your Name, Email Address, Website (URL), IP Address and User Agent, is:

  • shared with the Akismet service to determine whether or not your comment is spam. The Akismet service privacy policy is available here:
  • stored in the website’s database, access to which is restricted to site administrators. Site administrator authentication is by username and password.
  • retained indefinitely until explicitly deleted by an administrator.


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 Form

By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes this Application to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

Personal Data collected: Name; email address.


The Tribe sends out occasional newsletters, by email, to anyone who subscribes to the site. This newsletter may contain important information about the services we supply, links to any blog posts that were published recently, reminders about any events that may be coming up.


Mailchimp is the email marketing service that is used by The Tribe to send out the newsletters.  In order to send the newsletter we collect User’s first name, last name and email address. Any email marketing messages that we send out may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within those messages. These messages may record a range of data such as: times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See the footer of any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences.


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.


We use analytics services to monitor and analyse our web traffic and to keep track of User behaviour.


Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

The specific type of Personal Data collected by Google Analytics is Cookies and Usage Data.

Google Processes this Data in the United States and therefore this data is transferred out of the UK/EU. Google is part of the Privacy Shield Framework, which means that it complies with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. For more information you can read Google’s Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as Users consent to its processing.

What rights you have over your data

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.

For all questions regarding the Personal Data that we hold, please contact