Privacy policy

Really quick summary

This policy is where I explain how I’ll handle personal information you may provide if you join the mailing list, comment on posts or get in touch with me. I and others that may help me with the site will be able to see this information. I will hold it and my web host and email service will also hold it on my behalf. I’ll only use your information to communicate with you and publish content you ask to be published. If you subscribe to my email list, you can unsubscribe at any time. I’ll delete your information when I no longer operate this or any related site or when you ask me to. I also collect statistical information but it doesn’t identify you. Get in touch if you have any questions. The detail is set out below.


Hi, I’m Richard Best. Welcome to the privacy policy for WP and Legal Stuff. I wrote it to let you know when I collect personal information and what I do with it. I’ll only use your personal information as set out in this policy.

I may need to update this policy from time to time. If I do, I’ll add a notice to the site explaining the changes, either in a post or as an update to the changelog at the bottom of the policy. You agree that this form of notice is sufficient notice to you and that your continued use of the site after that notice means that you agree to the changed policy.

The information I collect

You may disclose personal information to me when you subscribe to the WP and Legal Stuff mailing list, add comments or other material to the site, or use the Ask form or Contact form. You don’t have to though. You can view the site and subscribe to its feed incognito.

People who will be able to see it

I’m the main person that will be able to see the information you provide. Anyone who may assist me with the site over time may also be able to see it but they won’t be able to share it or use it for their own purposes.

If the personal information you provide forms part of material that you have submitted to be published, members of the public may also see it.

Who holds the information

I will hold the information. WP and Legal Stuff is hosted by WP Engine and I use MailChimp to manage my mailing list so those services will also hold the information, on my behalf.

How I’ll use the information

I’ll only use your personal information to communicate with you, publish comments and other material you ask to be published and for any other purpose that is made clear to you at the point of collection. In addition to news of site updates, I may send occasional emails to you in relation to other matters relevant to WP and Legal Stuff or its audience. You’ll be able to unsubscribe from my email list at any time, no questions asked.

I won’t disclose your personal information to third parties unless I need to do so to defend my legal position or am required by law to do so.

How long the information will be held

I’ll hold the information for as long as I’m providing WP and Legal Stuff or any related site. When I no longer require it for such purposes, I’ll delete it. You can still unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time and I’ll delete your personal information if you’d like me to. Just ask.

Other information and cookies

I may collect statistical information about visits to the site to help me understand its usage (this information is anonymous). WP and Legal Stuff and related tools may use cookies for this and other purposes. The cookies that WordPress generates for commenters are described in the WordPress codex and Google explains the cookies that Google Analytics sets on the Google Developers site. You can usually remove or block cookies by using settings in your browser.

Get in touch

Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to see the personal information about you that I have stored, or to request correction of such personal information, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy. You’ll understand that I may need to ask for proof of your identity before providing you with any personal information. You can contact me at

Changelog: Privacy policy created on 8 November 2014. No changes have been made since that date.