Sphinxreview.co.uk Privacy Policy

Reviewed 02/05/2019

Respecting and protecting your data is of high importance to Sphinxreview.co.uk.

This site is originated and run by poet and HappenStance Press editor Helena Nelson, with some voluntary assistance. Its aim is to promote UK pamphlet poetry, through reviews and features. No contributor makes any financial gain from this activity.

In order to provide relevant information to interested users, we request some information from those who choose to sign up for review and/or feature updates, namely:

• Your email address, which allows us, at your request, to send you relevant notifications.
• A record of all notifications sent out to that email address as part of a mailing list.
• If you contact us via the contact box, we may keep a record of that correspondence and a username.

Information we ask from you is not shared with any other person or organisation and is not used for any purposes other than those listed above.

If you require a record of any personal data (eg contact details) we hold for you, we will let you have that quickly, and within a period of no longer than 15 working days. If you require personal data deleted from our systems, we will do that on request.

If we hold your email address on a list to which you have subscribed on the site, this will automatically be deleted instantly if you unsubscribe from that list. Details of how to do that are included with every communication to you from us.

Internet Provider (IP) Addresses

We may additionally collect information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical information about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. Again, this is usual and necessary to most online businesses and helps us understand how our website is being used and areas of it we could improve.


We use cookies (a small piece of data sent from our website and stored on your computer by your web browser while you are browsing) to distinguish you from other users and to authenticate your activity. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you use our website and also allows us to improve our services. Please note that it is possible to disable cookies being stored on your computer by changing your browser settings. However, our website may not perform properly or some features may not be available to you in this case.

Where we store your personal information

The data we collect from you is stored in the European Economic Area (‘EEA’).
Sensitive information between your browser and our website is transferred in encrypted form using Secure Socket Layer (‘SSL’).
No transmission of information via the internet to even the most high profile sites is 100% secure. Although we will protect personal data stored by us, we cannot guarantee the security of your data during transmission, which is at your own risk. We will, however, use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access. We regard this as a top priority.

How we use your information (summary)

We use information held about you (and others):

• to provide you with our services, in the form of regular information updates;
• to ensure you receive information relevant to you;
• to ensure the content on our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer or mobile device;
• to notify you about changes to our service.

We will not use your personal data for any other reason than those listed above, and we will not share your data with any other person or organisation, unless legally required to do so.