Privacy & Cookie Policy

Your online privacy is very important to us and we want you to have control over any personal data we collect

We respect your privacy

Like most websites, we collect data about you and your device as you browse and interact with the pages on our site. Some of this data is collected automatically by cookies, and some of it is collected only when you perform certain actions such as sending us a message or subscribing to our newsletter.

You have control over the data we collect about you. This page explains exactly what data we collect, why we collect it and how you can request for it to be removed.

Our company name is Viridian Media Limited and our company registration number is 10021682. We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office under reference ZA211933. You can find our contact details here and read more about our company here. Any enquiries about this privacy policy should be directed to our Data Protection Officer, Peter Rudin.

The data we collect

We collect data about you when you perform certain actions on our website. None of the personal data we collect is sold or passed on to third parties, and we only ever ask for the minimum amount of personal information necessary to perform each action.

Unless otherwise stated, all of the data we collect is stored on our UK web server which is provided by Hyve, and on our mail servers which are provided by Hyve and Gmail. Some data may also be included in periodical backups of our website and databases which are stored on Google Drive and Amazon AWS.

If you email us or send us a message using our contact form

The contents of your message and any information you include (such as your name and email address), plus your IP address, will be stored on our mail servers. Messages are stored indefinitely so they can be referred to from time-to-time as required, for example to see if we've had any previous correspondence with you.

We may also store your information on Hubspot which allows us to attach notes and perform other actions related to your message.

If you post or reply to a comment on our blog

Your name, email, comment text and IP address will be stored on our web server. We use this data to identify you as a contributor to our blog, and only the name you enter and your comment text will be published on our website. Your data will remain on our web server indefinitely unless we remove the comment or the post that you've commented on.

If you submit a review of a company on our review page

Your name, review text and IP address will be stored on our web and mail servers until your review has been moderated by our internal team.

If your review meets our moderation criteria, your name and review text will be published on our website and your data will remain on our servers indefinitely. We may also send the company you've reviewed a copy of the review if they've signed up to receive such notifications.

If your review does not meet our moderation criteria, we'll delete it from our web server.

If you subscribe to our newsletter

Your email address will be stored on our web and mail servers. We'll store this information for as long as you remain subscribed to receive our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter.

You are entitled to request a copy of any personal information we hold about you, or for your personal information to be removed from our servers. You can find details of how to contact us on our contact page. Please be aware that requests may be subject to:

The cookies we use

Our website uses cookies to store and process data during your visit. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your web browser. Some of these cookies are required for our website to function properly, while others are used to personalise your experience by remembering your settings and showing you relevant ads.

Only cookies that are essential for the operation of our website are turned on by default, but you can change your preference for non-essential cookies at any time by turning them on or off below.

Turning off non-essential cookies will prevent them from being set on your computer from now on but it won't delete existing cookies. To learn how to delete cookies from your device, see this guide by Google or visit the support site for your specific web browser.

Last updated 5 May 2021