Who we are

Our website address is:

Our mailing address is: #FolkloreThursday 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3AX.

Company is registered in England & Wales, no. 11022198.

What personal data we collect, why we collect it, & who we share your data with

We don’t keep any data from you, other than what you send us when entering our competitions, which is deleted regularly, and data the external services we use to run #FolkloreThursday collect online, like WordPress, Google Analytics and MailChimp. You can find the links to more info about how they do that below.

#FolkloreThursday uses the following services to run, so please click the links to check out their privacy policies:

Google/ Gmail/ Google Drive





How we protect your data

Privacy is important to us — we never pass on your information without your permission, or keep your information unnecessarily. Luckily, we like privacy here at #FolkloreThursday, so when you were added to our mailing list we didn’t ask the Tooth Fairy to grab your email address from under your pillow, nor your local hob to check your computer while you slept… you either signed up via out opt-in form, or asked to be added by email.

If you would like to know what information we have about you at any point, or would like us to get rid of any data that we might have about you, please do just send us an email or tell us on  Twitter and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


When you enter or win a competition, we ask that you send us your address. We forward this on to the book’s author or publisher so that they can send out the book to you. We regularly delete these details, but will keep your name and email address on file so we have a record of who has won our competitions. If you would like us to remove this data, do just let us know via email or Twitter.

Mailing List

All of our monthly emails are sent using MailChimp, you have already given us the necessary permissions when you signed up using the form, or requested to be added to the list manually, but you can request to unsubscribe at any time, or edit your sign up data, at the bottom of each of our monthly emails. If you have any concerns or questions, do just let us know via email or on Twitter.

Comments Using Disqus

Comments on are usually added using the Disqus comments plugin. This is an external service, not run by us, that you sign up with independently — we do not manage this account. To see how Disqus use your info please check out their terms and policies.

Other Comments

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.


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.


We use Google Analytics and WordPress to manage Please click on the links to see how they manage your data.

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.