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Personal Information – Your Right To Be Informed

You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data by The Peaked Lapel. This Privacy Policy describes those rights.

Who we are

We are The Peaked Lapel and our website address is:


By using our website, you consent to the terms outlined in this policy. Additionally, when you submit details to us via any form on our website (e.g. contact form, subscribe form), you give us consent to store and process the details you’ve provided. We will store and retain this information in accordance with this policy.


Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer by the web browser and can be essential in the proper working of the website. They are used to store user preferences and learn about web pages you visit. They help to improve your experience on the site and help us to improve the site.

In addition to the cookies our own website generates, we also use third party services that also place cookies on your computer. These include:

  • Google Analytics to help monitor the usage of the site. Data collected is anonymous and is combined with that of other visitors to help us understand overall usage of the website and hence make the site better for our visitors.
  • Google Adsense to allow us to place suitable advertisements on our website.
  • YouTube embedded videos.

If you do not want us to store any cookies, please decline the acceptance notice when you first visit the site. You can then prevent your browser from accepting new cookies in your browser settings before revisiting the site. However, be aware that some functions of the website may not work correctly.

For further details regarding cookies, please visit


To help pay for the running and content preparation of our site, we use Google AdSense to serve ads. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on previous visits to our site and/or any other sites you may have visited.

You may opt out of Google personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

When you use our contact form to get in touch with us, we only collect the information you choose to enter. We only retain this information for as long as is necessary in order to address your enquiry.

Subscribe forms

You have the opportunity to subscribe to certain services offered by The Peaked Lapel. For instance, when you subscribe, you will receive newsletters and email notifications when new content has been added to the website. In general, we publish newsletters and email notifications no more than once a month. When you subscribe, we collect your name and email address only. This data is then stored at our Mailchimp account. Read the Mailchimp privacy policy. You may opt out at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link displayed alongside the subscribe form.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content – for example, YouTube videos. 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.

External Links 

This Privacy Policy applies exclusively to The Peaked Lapel. Our website may contain links to external websites which we provide in good faith. We take great care to link only to reputable sites that are relevant to the The Peaked Lapel. We are not, however, responsible for the content or privacy policies of external websites. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of other websites that you visit.

Site statistics & analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor the traffic on our website. This provides statistical information about visits to pages, the duration of page view, paths taken by visitors through the website, and data such as type of device and screen settings. We use this information to help improve our website and services.

Information regarding Google’s privacy policy can be found at

If you do not wish to have your activity on the site recorded by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at

Who we share your data with

All information we collect on our website will be treated as “personal information” as described in this policy. We will never use this information for any other purposes and will never sell or pass on your data to any other party unless required to do so by law.

Children’s privacy protection

Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We keep the information as long as it is required for us to fulfil the services offered by our website and for as long as we are otherwise contractually or legally required to do so.

Storage of your information

We keep your data confidential and secure, with access allowed only by authorised personnel. Some data is necessarily stored by third party service providers, for example email providers and web hosting companies. We use only reputable providers with their own Privacy Notices for these services.

Right of access to your data

You have a right to know what data we store about you. You can do this by submitting a request using the form on the contact page. We will respond to requests within one month.

Where possible, we will provide the data in a common portable data format.

Please note that we have the right to refuse requests under some circumstances including, but not limited to, a) we have already provided you with the data; b) the request is unfounded or excessive; c) the request would mean disclosing information about another person.

Right of correction

You have the right to request us to correct incomplete or incorrect data that we hold. You can do this by submitting a request using the form on the contact page. We will respond to requests within one month.

Right to be forgotten

You can withdraw your consent at any time, and we will cease to process any further information, except where this is required to complete our obligations to you and your obligations to us. However, this means that we will no longer be able to provide you with services.

You have the right under some circumstances to request that we delete data about you. The circumstances under which we are not required to delete data include, but are not limited to, a) the data is still required for the purpose for which it was supplied to us; and b) is required to comply with legal obligations. See also “How Long Do We Keep Your Personal Information?”

You can request the deletion of data by submitting a request via our contact page. We will respond to requests within one month.

Right to complain

You have the right to raise a complaint with a regulatory body. In the United Kingdom, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). If you have concerns about the way your data is being processed by an organisation, you can find out more here.

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy at any time. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.


Last updated: 13th March 2019