Privacy Policy

The CabbieBlog Privacy Policy

Who’s CabbieBlog
Our website address is:
CabbieBlog is based in East London and is hosted by, it also uses the WordPress platform as a basis for its design and functioning.

What personal data CabbieBlog collects and why it is collected
By default, WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

When visitors leave comments on the site CabbieBlog collects 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.

Contacting CabbieBlog
In compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the details entered on the CabbieBlog Contact Page are never divulged to third parties without your express consent. As far as can be reasonably ascertained, all companies providing data storage to CabbieBlog are GDPR compliant and be reassured that your name and email address are deleted when our correspondence terminates.

If you leave a comment on CabbieBlog you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log into CabbieBlog, 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, CabbieBlog 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 one day.
Further information about CabbieBlog’s use of cookies and how they may be disabled are given on the Cookie Policy page.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on CabbieBlog 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.

By default, WordPress or CabbieBlog does not collect any analytics data.

Who CabbieBlog shares your data with
CabbieBlog understands how important it is to treat the data it captures correctly. CabbieBlog does not, nor will CabbieBlog ever, sell, rent or loan any data to third parties that identify you without your consent. In compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the details you submit are never divulged to third parties without your express consent. As far as can be reasonably ascertained, all companies providing data storage to CabbieBlog are GDPR compliant and be reassured that your name and email address are deleted when any correspondence terminates.

How long CabbieBlog retains your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so CabbieBlog can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on CabbieBlog, the personal information they provide in their user profile is stored. 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 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 CabbieBlog sends your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, all other information is retained by CabbieBlog.

Deleting your data held on CabbieBlog
Should you have any privacy-specific concerns, or wish your data to be deleted you may use CabbieBlog’s, Contact Page we will endeavour to reply within a reasonable length of time.

How CabbieBlog protects your data
CabbieBlog uses the services of Wordfence. Powered by the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed, WordFence Firewall stops CabbieBlog from getting hacked. Wordfence Scan leverages the same proprietary feed, alerting CabbieBlog quickly in the event of the site being compromised. A Live Traffic view gives you real-time visibility into traffic and hack attempts on CabbieBlog.

CabbieBlog’s data breach procedures
In the unlikely event of a personal data breach, CabbieBlog shall without undue delay and, not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it, notify the personal data breach to you in accordance with Article 55 the European General Data Protection Regulation.

What third parties submit data to CabbieBlog
Any posts that are written by a third party, whether for paid advertising or not-for-profit have the cab symbol and a description of its provenance indicating the author, source and if possible contact details.

Patreon features on CabbieBlog
In order to enable you to use this website with Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.
These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first, last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.
If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.

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