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Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Talking Newspaper Federation, a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation in the United Kingdom.

Our website address is:

Other contact information and our registration details may be found at the foot of this page.


If you upload files to the website, you should avoid uploading files which contain personal information in the embedded metadata (eg. EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any such data from files on the website.


If you use the accessibility menu on our site we will set a temporary cookie which retains the settings you have chosen. This is so that when you move from page to page your chosen setting moves with you. The cookie contains only your setting choices and no personal information.

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.

As these cookies are essential for the functioning of the site no cookie notice is required under The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) 2003 section 6 paragraph 4.

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

Apart from when we may be required to do so law and except as laid out in the “Where we send your data” section below, we do not share any data with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see and edit some of their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators and other relevant staff can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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

We may send anonymised address data to a third party for “geocoding” for the purpose of powering the “Find a talking newspaper” service.

If you supply audio files to us for “Editor’s Content” then we may send those to a third party transcoding service as part of our quality control procedures.

For more details on which third parties we use, please contact us.

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