This privacy policy applies to website Tea Chronicles, based in the United Kingdom.

Your privacy is important to us. Because we gather certain types of information about our readers, we want to help you understand what information we collect about you, how we store it and how we use it.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect information about you when you leave a comment on our site, rate an article, participate in our giveaways and competitions and subscribe to our newsletters. Website usage information is collected using cookies.


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

In order to send us your request, you must provide your name and a valid e-mail address. We do not use those information for any other purposes besides answering your request. Sending us a message via contact form does not subscribe you to any list and you will not be receiving any promotional e-mails or news updates.


We may use certain cookies to ensure our site is working properly, and other cookies for the purposes of this site. Please find out more about this in the next paragraph of this Privacy Policy. We may also use cookies when providing affiliate links. You will be informed every time affiliate link is being used. 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.

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When you browse our site, we automatically receive your internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information only for the purposes of Google Analytics and Google AdSense. You can turn on your ad blocker if yo do not wish to see Google AdSense ads. We have made important changes to Google Analytics account that prevents the site from automatically sharing your information. We have also anonymised your IP address to use Google Analytics in a GDPR compliant way. Also, you can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics across all sites:


You will receive newsletters only if you voluntarily opt-in. We might analyse collected data for creating more personalised content. If you give us your consent to use your information for newsletter purposes, you will be able to opt-out easily at any moment by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletters you have receive from us.

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.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal data that you provided, like name or e-mail address, with anyone. We share IP address collected through cookies with Google Analytics.

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.

Your contact information

If you gave us your contact details for the purposes of giveaways or other collaborations, we will not share your contact information with anyone.

Additional information


How we protect your data

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will make a formal notice within 72 hours of noticing a data breach to The Information Commissioner’s Office in the United Kingdom.

How to access, change or delete the information we store on you

You have the right to access the information we store about you at any moment. If you would like a copy of information we are storing about you, you can email us on You can request any changes to the information we have about you or request a full erasure from our database.


We may disclose your personal information only if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our site.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify our Privacy Policy at any time and notify you when we make any changes. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon posting on our website. We will notify you that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.