Privacy Policy

Who we are and how to contact us

The website address of this blog is: the main Webarchitects Co-operative site can be found at

For further details (email address, postal address and phone number) please see our contact page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Comments can only be posted to this site via the Webarchitects Members Forum and membership of that form is only open to members of Webarch Co-operative Limited, see our Join Us and Rules pages for information about joining our co-operative,

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) will be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it, see the Gravatar service privacy policy. 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.


If you have an account and you log in to 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, 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.


The Apache access logs for this site are retailed for 30 days and may be used to track abuse. This site will optionally track usage using one of the Webarchitects Matomo servers, if you set your browser to send DO NOT TRACK headers with requests you usage will not be tracked.

Who we share your data with

This site does have tweets from @webarchcoop and Tweet Buttons and unless you have configured your web browser to rewrite / block this content it will result in requests going to Twitter servers. We suggest users install Privacy Badger from the EFF, which is available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera, to prevent these privacy leaks.

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.

For users that 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.

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 are not checked through an automated spam detection service and are not sent to any third parties.