Privacy Policy

Who we are

I, Lucy, am the owner of One Wild Thing, a blog exploring issues surrounding wildlife conservation in the UK and across the world. Our website address is: https://onewildthing.co.uk (“website”). This website is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personal information we are collecting and how it may be used. We aim to ensure that everything we do is compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact page of this website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Voluntarily Collected Information

We may collect personal information from you such as your name and email address when you voluntarily submit information to our Website by leaving a commentor messaging us via the contact form.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

By subscribing to our email newsletter we will also collect your email address and first name

Automatically Collected Information

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We may also automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access our Website. We use third-parties such as Google Analytics which automatically collects information such as your IP address, the pages you viewed and other actions you take when using our Website, as well as the dates/times when you accessed our Website. This purely helps us analyse content performance and inform how we can improve and provide a better service in the future. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the website to Google Analytics.

Please refer to the Google Analytics privacy policies for more information.

Cookies

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.

How do we use the information we collect?

We will most commonly use the information collected to:

  • Operate and maintain the website;
  • Respond to your comments;
  • Track and measure statistics on the Website;
  • Protect, investigate and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity;
  • To send newsletters.

Third-Party Use of Information

We use third-party service providers on our Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

We currently use the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics by MonsterInsights – this helps us track our Website’s usage and provides us with information on user actions. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other information is captured or stored.
  • Flamingo – this stores submitted messages on the Website via our contact form and comments in the website database. This eliminates the chance of missing your messages if for example our e-mail address provider failed.
  • Mail Chimp- this delivers e-mail updates and newsletters to subscribers. We store subscribers name and e-mail on a Mail Chimp list for purposes of delivering these messages. You can refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

How long we retain your data

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.

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.

Information regarding minors

This Website doesn’t knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from minors under 16 years of age. If a parent or guardian believes this Website has personal information of a minor under age 16, please make contact in order to remove this information.

Contacting One Wild Thing

Contact information may be found on the ‘Contact’ page as well as the footer of the website. If you have any comments or questions regarding this privacy statement, please contact us via this form.

Please note that the above Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time and without notice at our discretion or due to legal changes. We will strive to e-mail you regarding these changes.