Privacy Policy

Who we are
Our website address is:
Please click here to read more about what we do: Who we are

What personal data we collect and why we collect it-


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string 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 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.

Contact forms

We collect your email address in order to:

  1. Subscribe you to our monthly writing events

  2. Send information, respond to enquiries, and/or other requests or questions

  3. Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.

We agree to:

  1. Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

  2. Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

  3. Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

  4. Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

  5. Honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

  6. Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.


We send emails via Mailchimp.

If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails, you can email us at with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. We will remove you from all mailing lists.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics on our site. You can opt-out of tracking.

Amazon Affiliate Account

We are an Amazon Affiliate and any advertisements related to their products would display on our website.

By clicking on the advertisement you will be directed to and therefore your user profile (something’s missing here) to target their adverts to you are beyond our control. Please check their privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell your data to anybody for any reason whatsoever. If you have won a contest at Penmancy and earned yourself a prize which is sponsored by a third party, then we may share your address and phone number with them to have your prize delivered to you.

Payment processors

At present we do not have these services. However, in case of any future medium of payments is facilitated on the website, please be assured that we shall have no access to your credit card information. Payments would be processed through external payment modes.

Social Media Platforms

If you sign-up or login using a social media platform you grant them access to your information. You can manage this from within the social media platform.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service. But your data is checked by us in person and not sent anywhere.


Your contact information

If you sign up through our contact section, we store your username and e-mail address on our server.

How we protect your data

Your data is stored on our secure server. We have taken a number of precaution to protect your data. Such as not storing any data that could be used to impersonate you. We do not record any data used other than your name and email address.

Our server is kept up-to-date and protected by our IT team as well as third party security partners.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive no data other than what you give us. The content that we receive from your in our mailbox is shared through our website in its truest form and shall not be taken down without your prior permission. Please check our Terms of Use before placing your requests.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We believe that all decisions about data should be made by a person not a computer and as such we do not use automated profiling. All decisions regarding behaviour are reviewed by us manually.


Our website requires cookies to operate. They allow us to use things like social media plugins and to allow you to use our online courses. Cookies are also use for analytic purposes to tell us, for example, when the busiest time for our website is.

Be aware that some cookies are necessary for the operation of the site however you can opt out of allowing Google Analytics if it concerns you.

Cookies store some information in your browser, your login details for example. 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 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.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting:

You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at:

However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

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