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    Privacy Policy

    Who we are

    Unlabour is the designated ‘data controller’ of the personal data we collect and process. The controller is the decision-maker of the overall means and purposes of the personal data we hold. Our website address is:

    What data is collected

    The following is some key areas we collect data, but it may not be limited to this. We will endeavour to keep this updated as the best we can as and when things change.


    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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


    This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. As a general rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better – some of the ways we do this is detailed below. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.


    If you prevent our subscribe pop-up from showing after a visit to our website by checking the box at the bottom before closing it, a cookie will be saved to remember this preference.


    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 are a contributor and thus 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 1day.

    Embedded content from other websites

    Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, fonts etc.). Some key ones are listed below, but they may not be limited to these. You should be aware embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if you as the visitor have 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/or are logged in to that website. The privacy policies that apply to this content and thus how your data is handled will be in accordance to those of the provider that content is from.

    Google Web Fonts

    For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.


    For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.


    If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found here and in Google’s privacy policy here.


    Our website may use plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.


    If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.


    Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube here.


    Our website may use features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.


    If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our plugin or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.


    If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account. For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy here.

    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.


    Subscribers to our mailing list agree to the handling of their personal information they provide to us for this purpose in accordance to the terms set by Mailchimp our current provider detailed in the section “Who we share your data with” below as long as they remain subscribed. We reserve the right to transfer subscriber’s personal information securely to another provider should Mailchimp no longer remain the designated provider for this service on our behalf while you remain a subscriber. You may unsubscribe via the respective process in place at the time which will be marked clearly on all our emails, at which point your subscriber data will ceased to be used by us.

    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.


    Further to this you have a number of privacy rights under GDPR. These are:

    • The right to be informed
    • The right of access
    • The right to rectification
    • The right to erasure
    • The right to restrict processing
    • The right to data portability
    • The right to object
    • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

    To exercise any of these rights, please email


    There is no prescribed format for your request. We think the rights most relevant to you are as follows: The right of access allows you to request details of all personal data we hold on you. The right of erasure allows you to require us to delete your personal data. The right of rectification requires us to amend your data where appropriate. The right to object allows you to restrict the way we contact you or otherwise process your personal data.


    Whenever you exercise one of your privacy rights, we are required to respond as soon as practically possible and no later than 1 month unless exceptional circumstances apply.

    How your data is processed

    We use the collected data for various purposes:

    • To provide and maintain our services
    • To notify you about changes to our services
    • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our services when you choose to do so
    • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our services
    • To monitor the usage of our services and
    • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
    The basis on which we process your data

    We process your data on the following bases:

    • Consent
    • Contract
    • Legal obligation
    • Legitimate interest

    We process most of the data that we hold on the basis of consent. Where we process your data on the basis of your consent, that processing of your data will be restricted to those types of processing for which we have received your consent

    How your data is kept secure

    The security of your personal data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    Who we share your data with
    Spam Prevention

    Visitor comments and contact details are checked through an automated spam detection service. We collect information about visitors who comment on websites that use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the individual websites are set up to use Akismet, but typically this includes your IP address, user agent, referrer, and website URL (along with other information directly provided by you such as name, username, email address, and the comment itself).


    Visitors who subscribe to our mailing list, consent to the following terms from Mailchimp who provide this service on our behalf and handle the information provided by you as a data controller. For much of the personal information collected and processed about you through the service, Mailchimp act as a processor on our behalf. For purposes of this section, “you” and “your” refer to you as the subscriber.

    Information Collected

    The personal information collected or received about you broadly falls into the following categories:


    (i) Information Mailchimp receive about you from Unlabour:

    Unlabour may provide Personal Information about you to Mailchimp. When Unlabour uploads a Distribution List or integrates the Mailchimp’s Service with our website or when you subscribe on our signup form, we may provide Mailchimp with certain contact information or other personal information about you such as your name, email address, address, or telephone number. You may have the opportunity to update some of this information by electing to update or manage your preferences via an email you receive from Unlabour.


    (ii) Information Mailchimp collect automatically:

    When you interact with an email campaign that you receive from Unlabour, Mailchimp may collect information about your device and interaction with an email. Mailchimp use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect some of this information. Their use of cookies and other tracking technologies is discussed more below and in more detail in their Cookie Statement available here.

      • Device information: Mailchimp collect information about the device and applications you use to access emails sent through their service, such as your IP address, your operating system, your browser ID, and other information about your system and connection.
      • Usage data: It is important for Mailchimp to ensure the security and reliability of the service they provide. Therefore, they may also collect usage data about your interactions with campaigns (and/or emails) sent through them by Unlabour, which may include dates and times you access campaigns (and/or emails) and your browsing activities (such as what pages are viewed and which emails are opened). This information also allows them to ensure compliance with Mailchimp’s Standard Terms of Use and Acceptable Use Policy, to monitor and prevent service abuse, and to ensure they attain certain usage standards and metrics in relation to their service. They also collect information regarding the performance of the service, including metrics related to the deliverability of emails and other electronic communications that Unlabour send through the service provided by them. This information allows Mailchimp to improve the content and operation of the service and facilitate research and perform analysis into the use and performance of the service provided by them.

    (iii) Information Mailchimp collect from other sources:

    From time to time, Mailchimp may obtain information about you from third-party sources, such as social media platforms, and third-party data providers.

    Use of Personal Information

    Mailchimp may use the personal information collected or received about you in reliance on their (and where applicable, Unlabour’s) legitimate interests for the following purposes:

      • To enforce compliance with their Standard Terms of Use and applicable law. This may include utilizing usage data and developing tools and algorithms that help them prevent violations.
      • To protect the rights and safety of Unlabour, third parties, or Mailchimp. For example, sometimes they review the content of our Unlabour’s email campaigns to make sure we comply with their Standard Terms of Use. To improve that process, they have software that helps them find email campaigns that may violate their Standard Terms of Use. Mailchimp, or a third-party service provider, may review those particular email campaigns, which may include your contact information. This reduces the amount of spam being sent through their servers and helps maintain high deliverability.
      • To meet legal requirements, including complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
      • To provide information to representatives and advisors, including attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
      • To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
      • To respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
      • To provide, support and improve the service provided. For example, this may include sharing your information with third parties in order to provide and support the service or to make certain features of the service available to Unlabour. When Mailchimp share personal information with third parties, they will take steps to protect your information in a manner that is consistent with applicable privacy laws.
      • To perform data analytics projects. Mailchimp’s data analytics projects use data from Mailchimp accounts, including your Personal Information, to provide and improve the service provided. They use information, provided to them by Unlabour, so they can make more informed predictions, decisions, and products for you as subscribers. For example, they use data from Mailchimp accounts to enable product recommendation, audience segmentation, and predicted demographics features for Unlabour. If you prefer your data not to be used in this manner, you can opt out of data analytics projects at any time by completing this form or emailing them at
      • To carry out other business purposes. To carry out other legitimate business purposes, as well as other lawful purposes about which they will notify you.

    Cookies and Tracking Technologies

    Mailchimp and their third-party partners may use various technologies to automatically collect and store certain device and usage information (as discussed above) when you interact with a Unlabour’s email campaign or connected store, and this may include using cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as pixels and web beacons or through SDKs via Mailchimp’s Apps that may be deployed on a mobile device used by Unlabour. For example, Mailchimp use web beacons in the emails sent out on our behalf. When you receive and engage with an email, web beacons track certain behaviour such as whether the email sent through the Mailchimp platform was delivered and opened and whether links within the email were clicked. Both web beacons and SDKs allow them to collect information such as your IP address, browser, email client type, and other similar data as further described above. This information is used to measure the performance of email campaigns, and to provide analytics information and enhance the effectiveness of the service provided to Unlabour, and for the other purposes described above. The use of cookies and other tracking technologies is discussed in more detail in Mailchimp’s Cookie Statement available here.

    Your Data Protection Rights

    Depending on the country in which you reside, you may have the following data protection rights:

      • To access; correct; update; port; delete; restrict or object to our processing of your Personal Information.
      • For more information about how you can exercise these rights, please see Mailchimp’s Privacy Rights Requests form. You also have the right to complain to a data protection authority about their collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.

    As described above, for much of the Personal Information we collect and process about you through Mailchimp, they act as a processor on behalf of Unlabour. In such cases, if you want to exercise any data protection rights that may be available to you under applicable law or have questions or concerns about how your personal information is handled by Mailchimp as a processor on behalf of Unlabour, you should contact us directly, and refer to our separate privacy policies. If you no longer want to be contacted by us, please unsubscribe directly from our newsletter or contact us directly to update or delete your data. If you contact Mailchimp directly, they will forward your request on to us. Mailchimp will respond to all requests received from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. They may ask you to verify your identity in order to help them respond efficiently to your request.

    Our shop

    Our shop is hosted and run as a separate website by Teemil Tech Ltd on our behalf. You can find the associated privacy policies for that website here. You can access this from the bottom of the shop’s homepage. Any personal information provided as part of the purchase process of product will be handled in accordance to that policy, including any information that is shared with Unabour.

    Where we send your data

    In order to process your data for the purposes outlined below, we may need to transfer your data to countries or jurisdictions outside the UK and EEA. In each case, we ensure that our suppliers provide adequate protection for the rights of data individuals in connection to the transfer of their personal data. Currently, we expect all suppliers to use a standard contractual clause approved by the European Union.

    How to find out more or make a complaint

    If you would like to make a complaint to us about how your data is processed, please email us at


    If you are still dissatisfied with our response, or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).The ICO’s address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or call them on 0303 123 1113. There website for more details is: