Privacy Policy

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Our complete privacy policy is as follows.

Who we are

Our website address is:

Our mailing address is:
Cedar Cottage, Burghfield, Reading, Berkshire RG30 3SD

Our email address is:

Our phone number is:
0118 983 1843

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

We take your privacy very seriously and will only collect names and email addresses from you to keep in touch with you about PCfairy news and updates and for PCfairy marketing purposes. PCfairy never shares your personal data from Contact Forms or emailing list sign-ups or sells it to any third party.

We collect your names and email addresses from several sources:

  • If you get in touch with us using a Contact Us form on our website
  • Whenyou sign up to our emailing list on the Subscribe page on our website
  • If you sign up to our emailing list on the PCfairy page on facebook
  • When you sign up to our emailing list directly through MailChimp
  • If you contact us via a promotional listing or advert on a third party site
  • When you email us directly
  • If you book one of our tutorial sessions or set-up services

We understand that you do not want to receive overly frequent emails, and will only send them when we have PCfairy news and updates to share with you, or for the marketing of our services.

Our emailing platform is MailChimp and our mailing lists are held on their secure servers in accordance with their Privacy Policy and terms. You may see MailChimp’s privacy policy at

You may unsubscribe from our email marketing at any time by using the unsubscribe link on every email we send you. You can also email us at


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. But 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.

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

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.

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