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The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

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 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

When you complete a contact form we may use this information for marketing purposes.  We only retain relevant contact information such as name and email address for our own marketing purposes and will not pass these details to any other party unless required for business reasons.

Your details may be extracted into Mailchimp for storage over an unlimited amount of time and email marketing purposes.  Once this is information is no longer required it will be permanently deleted. 

You can read Mailchimp’s privacy policy here.


Visitors to the site will be subject to cookies which are used for analytical purposes to check website performance.

We may also use cookies within our site for purposes such as affiliate marketing, anti-spam etc.

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.

Where a login page is applicable – 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.

We are subscribed to the Amazon Associates program and cookies are used to track purchases through affiliate links.

You can read Amazon’s privacy policy here. 

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.


We use Google Analytics and Google Search Console to gain information about visitors to our site.

You can read Googles’ Privacy policy here for more information.

Our sites are hosted by IONOS who collect some anonymous analytical information in order to identify visitor volume. 

You can read their privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

With the exception of data sharing through cookies and analytics (as outlined in this policy), we will not share or sell your data to any company for marketing purposes. 

Any data collected for marketing purposes will only be used for promotional material associated with and only if you have signed up to our email list.

You can opt-out or unsubscribe from email marketing at any time. 

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 profiles. 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.

Where we provide an ongoing subscription we will need to retain your data for administration purposes.  Once you terminate your agreement we will permanently delete your files within one year of termination.

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.

See also – contact forms.

Basic data (name and email address) may be stored by Mailchimp for email marketing purposes (see above).

Your contact information

You can contact us here for any questions or requests about your data and privacy.

Weigh School’s appointed Data Protection Officer is Rachel Jones.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Personally Identifiable Information collected by Weigh School is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of Weigh School, except for use as indicated above.

All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices.

The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information.

We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet.

While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering, and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place.  We will not be liable to Visitors or Authorised Customers.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will take steps to ensure information is held securely. In the event of an attack or breach, we will inform you if any of you data has been compromised and which data could be at risk. 

What third parties we receive data from

We may use high-level information available via advertising platforms including Google Ads and Facebook to target relevant customers in our advertising.  This data is held by the company and covered by their privacy rules. 

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Weigh School operates in the UK and is therefore subject to the latest GDPR rules.  

You can find out more about what these are via the ICO website.

Affiliate Partners

Affiliate & Commissions disclosure

Some pages and posts on this site may contain referral links to products.  This means that if you click through one of my links and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no additional cost to you.  

Current affiliates include:

  • Amazon Associates

Each company has its own privacy policy and terms.