Pri­vacy and Cook­ie Policy

Effect­ive: 1st July 2016 updated 1st May 2018 to com­ply with GDPR

Thoughtcrew is com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing and respect­ing your pri­vacy.

This webpage tells you the data pro­tec­tion and pri­vacy prac­tices for , spe­cific­ally:

  • What per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able inform­a­tion is  col­lec­ted
  • Which organ­isa­tion is col­lect­ing this inform­a­tion
  • How this inform­a­tion is used
  • Our policy on shar­ing this inform­a­tion
  • How we pro­tect your inform­a­tion
  • How you can cor­rect any inac­curacies in this      inform­a­tion

Plain Eng­lish Sum­mary

We take your pri­vacy very ser­i­ously.

Chil­dren (under 18s) are not eli­gible to use our ser­vices and should not sub­mit any per­son­al inform­a­tion to this or any Thoughtcrew web­site

Thoughtcrew does not act­ively track you as an indi­vidu­al unless you register as a mem­ber on this site and give us express per­mis­sion to do so

Should you send us an email via the con­tact form below, your name, email address and mes­sage will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This inform­a­tion is kept private. We will store this inform­a­tion with­in our own email sys­tem so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you com­ment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and mes­sage will be stored in our web­site data­base (as you would expect). This makes your name, web­site address and com­ment (but not your email address) view­able by the gen­er­al pub­lic on the web­site.

The web­site does use some cook­ies when you browse this web­site. These are used to ensure prop­er run­ning of this web­site, and also to help us improve your exper­i­ence when brows­ing.

We do not use 3rd Party / Track­ing / Advert­ising cook­ies.

If you don’t know what cook­ies are or if you would like to find out more, please read our guide “What are cook­ies? A 2 minute guide”.


The cook­ies we use are detailed below:

Cook­ie Type Dur­a­tion Descrip­tion
Blog/Post Com­ments Per­sist­ent 1 year If you leave a com­ment on the   web­site e.g. on a page, art­icle or blog post, then a cook­ie may be stored to   ‘remem­ber’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose   the “remem­ber me” option).
Cook­ie Head­er Per­sist­ent 1 year In the head­er of each web page on   this site you will see a mes­sage alert­ing you of our pri­vacy and cook­ie   policy. If you’ve seen this mes­sage once, you prob­ably won’t want to see it   again. We use a cook­ie to remem­ber this set­ting. User data is all anonym­ous.
Google Ana­lyt­ics To under­stand how people use our   site, and to dis­cov­er areas on our site with issues, we use Google Ana­lyt­ics.   Most web­sites use some sort of ana­lyt­ics pro­gram like this. The data it   col­lects helps us see things like how many people vis­it our site, which coun­try   they are from, how many pages they vis­ited, how fast our site loaded, and so   on. All data col­lec­ted is com­pletely anonym­ous, it does not identi­fy you as   an indi­vidu­al in any way.
Word­Press Per­sist­ent 1 year Word­Press is the Con­tent Man­age­ment   Sys­tem (CMS) that runs this web­site. It uses a cook­ie when log­ging in and out   and is essen­tial for prop­er web­site oper­a­tion. It is only set if you are a   registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all   anonym­ous.

To delete the cook­ie used to remem­ber if you have viewed this policy or not, click here: Delete Cook­ies

To find out how to delete cook­ies, please read our guide “How to delete cook­ies”.

Which organ­isa­tion is col­lect­ing this inform­a­tion is a web­site owned by Thoughtcrew Lim­ited, a UK-based Com­pany.

How this inform­a­tion is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to con­tact you in reply to your mes­sage, or to send you our news­let­ter. If you have entered your email address to leave a com­ment on the blog, it is used to identi­fy your com­ment, how­ever it is not dis­played on the web­site or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or dis­putes, for example if you tell us that you can­not see any of your posts on the web­site, we would prob­ably search our data­base using your email address to help dia­gnose the prob­lem.

Our dis­clos­ure of this inform­a­tion

We do not share your per­son­al inform­a­tion or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsub­scribe’ link is included in all of our email news­let­ters.

Pro­tec­tion of your inform­a­tion uses best endeav­our to safe­guard the con­fid­en­ti­al­ity of your per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able inform­a­tion but we do not use encryp­tion (such as SSL) or fire­walls to fur­ther pro­tect the inform­a­tion as it travels across the Inter­net. We do not believe that the per­son­al inform­a­tion we col­lect war­rants this level of secur­ity. It is import­ant to be aware that there is no such thing as “per­fect inter­net secur­ity”.

How to cor­rect inac­cur­ate inform­a­tion

Once pos­ted, you can­not change or remove any com­ments you have sub­mit­ted on our web­site pages and/or posts. How­ever, if you would like to have this inform­a­tion removed please con­tact us and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of tech­nic­al con­straints, all inform­a­tion is nev­er com­pletely removed from our data­bases. There­fore, you should not expect that all of your per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able inform­a­tion will be com­pletely removed from our data­bases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all pub­licly-facing inform­a­tion.

How to con­tact us

Please use the con­tact form on this site to con­tact us.

Changes to the Pri­vacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Pri­vacy Policy in line with web­site changes that may affect the per­son­al inform­a­tion we gath­er about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you con­tin­ue to use the site and ser­vices. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using’s web­site and ser­vices, and con­tact us (details above) if you would like any inform­a­tion removed.