Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: and is the property of The Bronte Company Limited. All rights are reserved.

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 anonymized 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.

Contact forms

When you fill out a contact form on this website, your name, message, email address and any other information you have provided, are sent by email directly to one of our moderating staff. A copy of these same details are also stored in a secure database on this website in case of email failure. (You can fill out the same contact form on the website a second time to request your data be permanently removed.)


If you leave a comment on our 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.

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.

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.


We use the Google Analytics tracking service to monitor when, where and how visitors interact with this website. This tracking may include details such as the search terms used to find this website, but these are never paired together with any personally identifiable details like your email address or your IP address.

Who we share your data with

Your data is never shared with any third-party outside of our organisation, other than to the degree we need to operate and maintain our services on this website. For example, although some of your data may be included in website backups that are securely processed by a third-party company, none of it is directly accessible to them without breaching their agreements with us.

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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

If you have any concerns about your data or would like us to erase any personal data we hold about you, you may contact us using the contact form on this page: Contact Us

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