Privacy Policy

Who we are

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This privacy policy applies to users of our website, whether or not they are members of Campaign for Borders Rail.

The privacy and personal data of members of Campaign for Borders Rail is also covered by a separate data protection policy, copies of which are available upon request.

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. 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.

Contact Information

If you provide us with your contact details, for example so that we can respond to an enquiry from you, those details and any ensuing correspondence will be retained for in accordance with our data protection policy.


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.


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.

“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.


Google Analytics, or other similar services, may be used to provide data which improves the design and content of our web site. 

When someone visits our website we may use a third-party service such as Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. 

We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. The information is ‘anonymised’, so that individuals cannot be identified. 

Furthermore, we do not make, and do not allow Google and others to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. 

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with third parties other than in limited and strictly controlled circumstances directly if essential for the operation of our website; or with your specific agreement; or if required by law to disclose it.

How long we retain your data

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 (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.

How we protect your data

We are committed to ensuring that the privacy of your personal data is secure and protected. Should we ask you to provide particular information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure all the information we collect.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach we will ensure that the relevant statutory authorities are notified, if required, and follow the mitigation procedures set out in our data protection policy, a copy of which is available on request.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive or seek to obtain personal data from third parties.

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

We do not carry out automated decision making and/or profiling with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We are not subject to any industry regulatory disclosure requirements.