Privacy Policy

Fun with Bells and it’s host, Cathy Booth are concerned about your privacy and take active steps to protect any personal information that you share with us. This policy describes how we, as the Data Controller, collect such information, what we do with it and the measures we take to protect it when you use the Fun with bells website. It conforms to the General Data Protection Regulations implemented in May 2018.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The Fun with Bells website is an open site available to all users of the internet. No personal data is collected when you browse the information on the site. Anonymous data is collected by the analytical programmes which record your use of particular pages or features. More information about this is given in the section on cookies below.

Email addresses

If you sign up to be notified about new episodes, we will collect your email address. These are managed via Automattic where you can unsubscribe at any time. For further details of their applicable privacy policy see


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.


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.


Anonymous data about the use of pages is collected by analytics software when you use the Fun with Bells website. This provides us with statistics to manage and improve the site.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal details with third party organisations without your consent.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. Applications for changes in your personal data should be made to

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

How we protect your data

Access to any personal data collected through this website is protected by the use of unique usernames and passwords.

Revisions of this policy

We may make changes to this policy from time to time. You may wish to revisit this policy page occasionally to see these updates. Those with registered email addresses will be notified of any major changes to this policy or to the ways in which we process their data.

Questions and contacts

If you have any questions about this policy or data protection your are invited to contact me, Cathy Booth at