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Privacy Policy

The page contains the Privacy Policy for the TNF Soundings service. TNF Soundings is administered by the Talking News Federation (TNF) and this policy is supplementary to the wider TNF policy which can be read on the main TNF website.

Who we are

TNF Soundings is run by the Talking News Federation. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If 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 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

If you use our contact form the information you provide in the form will be used by any person involved with TNF Soundings or TNF as may be required to respond to your comment. By providing your email address with your comment you agree that we may use it to respond to you. Enquiries using the contact form are sent un-encrypted in plain text over the internet, please do not use the contact form for sensitive personal or financial information.

Email Subscription

When you subscribe to our service by email we will store your name, email address and subscription preferences unless you contact us to request cancellation.

When you subscribe you give us permission to send you the emails you have asked for.


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 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.

Cookie List

Cookie Bar Necessary (cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary)persistent1 hour[ALL USERS] Stores acceptance or otherwise of necessary cookies.
Cookie Bar Non-Necessary (cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary)persistent14 days[ALL USERS] Stores acceptance or otherwise of non-necessary cookies.
Cookie Bar OK (viewed_cookie_policy)persistent1 year[ALL USERS] Used to store whether you have previously agreed to remove the cookie bar.
Login (wordpress_sec_*)persistent15 days[VOLUNTEERS ONLY] These cookies (there may be several) are set when you log in. They are cleared when you log out or after 15 days (after which you will need to log in again). That 15 days resets every time you visit. They store an ID that identifies your account to the system.

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.


We do not use any third party analytics at this time. However details of each visit are logged by our hosting provider in their logs and we have access to that data for anonymous visitor statistics.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third party.

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.

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