This site doesn't collect any personal identification information from you at all, unless you choose to sign up as a journalist. Details of why we require some information to be recorded for journalists is detailed in the right panel on this page.
It does host Facebook and Twitter widgets, which may allow those companies to identify and track which pages on this web site that you visit. Obviously any explicit actions such as liking a page will notify those sites and your friends or followers of your visit to the page and your decision to like or tweet about it.
Liking a page may give us access to some limited publicly available information about
you from Facebook. We don't intend to use this information in anyway, but may use it
in the future to learn more about our users so that we can make the site even better for them.
We don't store any such information and you will retain the ability to
deauthorise access from Facebook.
We carry advertising by Google. Google may track your visits to pages on this
site and other sites carrying google advertising, and use that to target
advertisments to you it feels you may like. Google may also use information
We will never send spam, or pass any information onto third parties except where required to do so under UK law.
We may track use of this site in order to make the site better, or identify unique impressions on individual pages, sections, and stories. This information will not associated with any personal information.
We may store IP addresses to help do this.
Accurate and correct identity and contact information for the author should be provided before submitting any content and must be kept up to date. We need this information for basic good practice for anything published. If required to under UK law we will divulge it to relevant authorities or in response to court orders. We will not volunteer it, other than by connecting the any stories published to your public profile and Twitter identity.
In order to use the site you must sign up with Twitter for read only access. We only use this access as a simple system of user identification so only you can edit stories and publish them in your name. We don't access your Twitter information for any other purpose than that.
You must provide your email address before publishing. We need this to contact in connection with a story, or the web site in general. We will not pass it on (other than as required by the law of the UK), and will not send you spam.
Obviously, once you publish a story that work will be available to be viewed by the public, and will be idenfifiable as your work.
We provide a public profile page for each contributor listing their stories, and the attribution and bio that they choose to provide.