At Final Stage, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and we therefore treat the handling and processing of your data very seriously. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who use our blog, how we use it and the conditions under which we may disclose it to others. If you also use our main website ( then you can view it’s privacy policy here.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. If you have any questions about this Policy or our privacy practices you can send an email to

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 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.


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.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information about cookies visit

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Your information is only seen by Final Stage employees who have all been briefed on our data protection policy. Final Stage will not share your information for marketing purposes with any third party companies.

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.

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.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No automated decision making and/or profiling is undergone using the data collected on this site.

Your Rights

You have the right to request a copy of your personal data that Final Stage holds about you.

You have the right to request that the Final Stage corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date.

You have the right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for Final Stage to retain such data.

You have the right to request that Final Stage provide you with your personal data and where possible, transmit that data directly to another data controller.

You have the right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing.

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable).

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this Policy or our privacy practices you can send an email to