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Privacy Policy


This privacy notice refers to

Website description

James Appleby is a poet, translator and editor; this is his personal website.

What information do we gather?

This website collects personal information when you subscribe to our mailing list, update your mailing preferences, or make contact with the website.

If you have signed up to our mailing list we will keep a record of this; we also keep a record of contacts that unsubscribe to avoid sending unwanted communications.

This website does not itself use cookies to receive and store details; any cookies on our website are provided by Wix, whose cookie policy can be read on their website.

We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external sources in order to gain a better understanding of our audiences, visitors and supporters to improve our fundraising and marketing methods.

Third party organisations

If you make a donation or purchase through PayPal or any other platform, or engage with via another website or online platform, then your information may be shared with us, as necessary – to process the subscription, or add you to an event attendance list, and so on.

When dealing with a third party organisation, as above, you should be sure to check their Privacy Notice to understand fully how they process your data.

How we keep your personal information secure

Your personal data will be held and processed on the system. We maintain a database of contact details, and a record of your interactions with this website, such as responses to newsletters and emails, donations, newsletter preferences and subscription records.

Access to customer information is strictly controlled. We use Google, Microsoft and Apple services as our platforms. Subscriber information can only be accessed by people who need it to do their job and it is only accessed by members of staff who have a specific and legitimate reason to use it.

We may need to disclose your details if required to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors.

We will only ever share your data in other circumstances if we have your explicit and informed consent.

What we use your personal information for

We aim to be transparent when we gather your personal information, and not use your details for anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.

If you subscribe to James Appleby’s mailing list, sign up for an event or give a donation, we will collect your name, contact details and transaction details, where relevant. All emails not relating to subscribers are deleted after a period of 60 months.

Consent and control of your data

Once you have requested to be added to the mailing list, we will tell you about events and news relating to the writer James Appleby.
From time to time, we may choose to include information from related organisations, such as Interpret, the magazine for which James Appleby serves as editor; the purpose of messages of this kind is to promote the international artistic community, and this website is not paid to promote any content.

Every email includes a link to the email address through which you can unsubscribe or modify your email preferences. This email address is . Removing oneself from the mailing list will result in cessation of all email contact.

Third Parties

This website does not sell personal details to third parties for any purpose.  We will only share personal details for the purposes of marketing if you have given explicit consent for us to do this. There are occasional instances where your information has legitimate reasons to be shared: notably, if we run an event in partnership with another named organisation, then your details may need to be shared for the purposes of running the event. In such instances, we will not share more information than is absolutely required for this single purpose.

Our mailing list is organised in-house rather than through a third party such as MailChimp. To be removed from this mailing list, please email

Anonymised personal information may be presented in the form of diversity statistics with funding organisations, who use this to analyse our work and audiences, as well as to understand the impact of the potential public investment. This website does not currently receive any outside funding.

Sensitive information

As with all the personal information we hold, sensitive information is held securely and restricted to those who need to use it. If this information is used for reporting of any kind (for example, diversity reporting), it is entirely anonymised and used for statistical purposes only.

Your Rights

You have the following rights related to your personal data:

• The right to request a copy of personal information held about you
• The right to request that inaccuracies be corrected
• The right to request us to stop processing your personal data
• The right to withdraw consent
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office


For questions about our privacy notice or data we hold about you, please email with the subject line ‘Data Protection’.

Updates to this Privacy Notice

Updates to this notice may be made in accordance with UK law. All users will be informed of any changes. This version is current as of January 2024.

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