Privacy, the GDPR and information. St. Emlyn’s


This is an update to our privacy policy in light of the GDPR regulations that come into effect on 25/5/2018.

Data collection

In principle we try and collect as little data as possible. Our main contacts are through the email subscription lists.

Email lists.

All our email subscribers have chosen to subscribe by personal intent. We do not send unsolicited emails and do not share or distribute our email subscriber contacts. If you receive emails then it’s because you asked to receive them and have confirmed that you wish to do so via email. You can change your email preferences by clicking on the Subscription Options button at the end of the email sent out from the site.

Site Visitors when subscribing to email notifications.

We use Jetpack to manage our subscription lists. This is what they say about data collection on subscriptions: To set up and process subscriptions, we use the subscriber’s email address, as well as the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page. This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Google analytics

We use Monster Insights to ensure that we are GDPR compliant. You can read more about how this works by clicking here.


We collect cookies on the site and have added in a check box to make sure you are happy with this. For our site visitors Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

Right to be forgotten

If you are a registered user of the site you can delete your data on this site by going to your profile page and clicking on the delete me button.


If you have concerns about your personal data and GDPR compliance on this website please contact [email protected]

Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "Privacy, the GDPR and information. St. Emlyn’s," in St.Emlyn's, May 24, 2018,

Posted by Simon Carley

Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

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