Who we are

The Whitley Pump’s website address is: https://www.whitleypump.net.

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; see the Gravatar service Privacy Policy. 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.


Your username, email address or IP address may be stored if you search our website. This data will only be available to Whitley Pump administrators.


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.

If you visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Data shared with us may also be shared with our hosting providers (Siteground),  distribution platforms (Cloudflare or Automattic) and Google analytics. We may also analyse this data using proprietary systems.

Who we share your data with

The Whitley Pump does not share personal data with anyone without the data owner’s permission, but personal data included in comments, emails and pictures sent to us is effectively shared with the service provider (Siteground, Google, Automattic etc) and is publicly available. Some of these service providers have servers outside the UK and outside the EU.

How long we retain your data for

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, 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; administrators can, on request). 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.

Contact information

Contact us at [email protected].

Additional information

How we protect your data

Any personal data held within our website depends on the security of our service providers, although we have firewalls and user access control (passwords, file permissions etc) to limit gross intrusion.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Contact us at [email protected]

What third parties we receive data from

Automattic (Jetpack), Google  and Siteground provide website usage statistics.

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


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements