Who we are

Our website address is: https://thewhispercollective.net.

More information about us is available at: https://thewhispercollective.net/about/.
Please contact us via inger-whispercollective@mewburn.net if you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Statement or our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information.


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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.


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.

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.


If you agree to be a contributor, we will collect your name, your email address, the address of your blog, podcast or video and text and images that you provide about your blog, podcast or video.

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.

Ultimate Member (website’s membership function)

Ultimate Member provides forms for user registration, login and profiles. Via these forms, we collect personal data from you. Below is a list of the personal data we collect in our forms:

  • Username
  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • University

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.

Ultimate Member (website’s membership function)
Your registered user information is retained in our website’s database indefinitely. If we are syncing your data to a 3rd party service (e.g Eventbrite), data is retained there until unsubscribed or deleted.

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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Your comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Ultimate Member (website’s membership function)
Ultimate Member does not send any user data outside of this site by default.

The Events Calendar (website’s event function)
The Events Calendar does not send any user data outside of your website by default.