We respect your privacy. We only process personal data in line with the purpose for which they were provided to us and in conformity with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  

Who we are

Hiraeth is the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data under the GDPR. Our website address is: http://hiraethmagazine.com.

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 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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

Our contact forms collect personal information such as name and email that we use to keep in touch with you with regard to submissions you have made to the website, informing you about Hiraeth events, and other purposes in line with our mission.


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.

Social Media Buttons 

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to share posts on this website. This can be done using a number of social media buttons.  

We use the following social media buttons. Please read the privacy statements of their respective social media websites to know how they process your personal data.  


Because we’d like to know how our visitors use this website so we can optimise the use of the website, we use Google Analytics. For this purpose we have entered into an editorial agreement with Google. This website therefore places cookies from Google. The information is as anonymous as possible. Your IP address is not used. Therefore, we cannot personally trace it back to you. Learn more about Google’s privacy policy. 

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone absent prior permission from you.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Security of personal data 

We have taken appropriate technical measures to protect your personal data against loss or other unlawful forms of processing. These measures ensure a level of security appropriate to the data that we process.


We reserve the right to change this privacy statement. These changes take effect at the time of implementation. If you have provided us with your email address for this purpose, we will notify you of these changes by email. 

If you have any questions please contact us.