Privacy Policy

Who we are

Oh, hello. We’re very pleased you decided to check that we’re being jolly compliant with the brand new GDPR legislation. This blog is My Tights Won’t Stay Up and we aren’t very serious about many things, but we’re very serious about data. Or we would be if we really understood it. Luckily, WordPress has helped us out so we don’t fall foul of the naughty EU and their new regulations. A bit like monitoring the shape of bananas, but not as interesting.

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: 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

Should you email us via this site, we shall keep your email address on file in our dedicated Gmail account until the end of recorded time, or until you tell us not to any more. Whichever is sooner.

Cookies (sorry these aren’t the fun kind, they’re virtual, like Weight Watchers biscuits but with more flavour)

If you leave a fun or admonishing comment on our site you may jolly well 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 English 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.


Because we are extremely insecure we may also collect general user tracking information related to our website use using Jetpack by wordpress .This information shows us how many people (and how people find us, we’re looking at all of you tights perverts) read our blogs and we sometimes refresh the page over and over just to see if our mums really have read it like they said they would. This information is collected and stored whenever a request is made for any page or image on our servers. This information can be analysed and presented in the aggregate or organized by user sessions. What we do with the information we gather We require this information to understand your needs and
provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

• Internal record keeping.

• We may use the information to improve our website.

• We may use general tracking information (generated byJetpack, see below) for analysis and reporting on site activity. For example, we may want to know how long the average time a user spends on our site, or which pages or features get the most attention. This information is used to analyse the success of our website, i.e. to gauge the popularity of one feature or offering over another, or on our ability to understand how people use our website. Tracking and aggregating usage information will allow us to develop this understanding.

Who we share your data with

We will not scatter your personal information about the Home Counties nor will we sell, distribute, lease or pass on to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you newsletters, information you may be interested in. Otherwise, we will not share your information with any third party unless: we have your permission, we are required to do so by law, this is necessary so that we can enforce our terms of use, rights or property or the rights or property of 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 (we’re passionate about data rights, not just wimmins’ rights)

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, which also checks through lots of pointless ads for watch parts, crystal meth and Michael Kors knock-offs along with strange messages from enthusiastic women wanting to meet us.

Your contact information

If you’d like to enquire about your data; how it’s getting on, has it been eating enough and are we feeding it well, or rather, just to see what data we have or to tell us you wish nothing more to do with us and for us to delete any trace of you from this silly site, please email:

Additional information

How we protect your data

We keep WordPress and all our nice plugins regularly updated to make horrid data violations, breaches and hacks much less likely to occur.