Privacy Policy

Who we are

The site owner is Mark Ryan. The only people with access to your data are site owner Mark Ryan and web help Alison Cross.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We will only collect standard information for permitting blog comments. We will collect only basic information to allow a personalised newsletter to be issued to you – first name, surname and email address.


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.


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

Contact forms are provided by either our Theme provider (Themeisle) or mailchimp. Both are protected by industry standards. We will never pass your contact details to anyone else without your express permission.


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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We will be running analytics on the site. We cannot see, from your data, WHO you are.

Who we share your data with

Nobody. We guard your data like our own. We don’t share it, we don’t sell it. We don’t print it out. Your data is safe with The Greenwood Tarot.

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.

Your contact information

If you need to contact us with a query about your data, please use our contact form.

Additional information

How we protect your data

If you have signed up for our newsletter, your data is held at Mailchimp. Your data is protected by Mailchimp’s state of the art software.

Any data that is stored in wordpress or via wordpress plug ins are covered by the guarantees of WordPress and the plug in creators.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If Mailchimp, WordPress – or any of the plug ins that we use – has a data breach. We will inform you as soon as possible and recommend whichever course of action wordpress, mailchimp or the plug in creator recommends.

What third parties we receive data from

As far as we know, we don’t receive any data other than that which you enter onto our site yourself.

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

We will only use your data for the purpose that you provided it to us. If you sign up for updates you will receive emails with updates about the development and availability of The Greenwood Tarot. That’s it. Nothing else.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

If you decide at any time to withdraw from our mailchimp updates, full instructions are given at the foot of every newsletter on how to remove yourself from the mailing list. If you do not wish to do this, please use our contact form to request that you be removed from our mailing list. Please contact us from the email address that you wish to be removed.

If you wish to have a comment on our blog deleted and you are unable to do this yourself, please let us know and we will remove the comment for you.