Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Social Circus International is a not-for-profit private limited company registered in the UK. Reg # 10865040.


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

If you contact us we store your data, you message and our reply so we can have a clear, transparent conversation.


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.

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


Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with any other organisation. Except that Google Analytics gives us report on how you use, find and link to our website and we use mailchimp to send you emails once in a while. Mailchimp is based in the USA but is part of the EU- USA Privacy Shield network.

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.

We retain your data for as long as you are a member and if you leave we delete your data.

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.

We don’t share your data with any other organisation.

Your contact information

We only use your contact information to stay in touch with you and as your provide it to let the public know your website, location, contact email, etc as you have provided this information for public viewing in order to promote your group.

Additional information

How we protect your data

You data is stored securely and access is limited

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we have a data breach we inform you as soon as we can after discovering any breach. We store your data as you use this website to promote your group so that data is public as you agreed. We don’t store any other personal data. We will report any data breach to the relevant national Statutory Body (for the UK the Information Commissioners’ Office)

What third parties we receive data from

Google Analytics, which tells us possibly things like from where you found our website, where you are generally located,  and details like which browser you use – but that data can be limited by how you accept our cookies and how you have your wed-browser set up to restrict the data and tracking that happens as part of web analytics

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

We don’t do any automated profiling

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