Privacy Policy

About this website

The website at is run by Sarah Burgess. You can get in touch via the contact form.

I’m just a writer sharing my poetry for the fun of it, so there’s no advertising or nasty tracking going on here. However, some data is collected during the normal operation of this blog. Read on if that interests you…

What personal data is collected and why


When you leave a comment on this site, the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string are collected in order 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 leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

Contact forms

The data shown in the contact form is collected to enable me to read it and respond as necessary.


To subscribe to my feeds you will be sent to the SpecificFeeds website. Their privacy policy is available on the sign up page.


If you leave a comment on this 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.

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.


This website does not use an analytics service, and consequently does not set any analytics cookies. However, your use of the website will be recorded in the server logs (IP address, request date/time, page requested, etc.) and used for the purposes of troubleshooting and maintaining website security.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request the erasure of any personal data held about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

This website uses the Akismet anti-spam service. The data transmitted typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).