Site Policies

EDITORIAL POLICY

We ask that all contributions to this blog follow the guidelines of independent and honest journalism which commits to the promotion of true equality, justice and fairness. In practice this means that we ask contributors to make any conflict of interests known to the editorial team, that their work is not plagiarised, and their article fits to our mission statement of offering journalism that focuses on empowering our communities to create a better world. 

All work contributed to Worcestershire Transformed must not be prejudicial or offensive to a person on the basis of that person’s age, disability, mental health, gender reassignment or identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation or another characteristic that makes that person vulnerable to discrimination.

Worcestershire Transformed is a blog where anyone can submit an article and we encourage as many people as possible to get in contact with us. However, the editorial team will assess each article submitted by contributors to ensure it meets our organisation’s aims and editorial policy. The editorial team has the right to refuse any article which does not meet these requirements. All articles will be proofread and sent back to the contributor before publication. Any complaints regarding any of the articles should be sent to worctransformed@gmail.com where they will be assessed by the editorial team. 

PRIVACY POLICY

Our sites privacy policy was created in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. Name or username, IP address (automatically collected) and website URL. This data is collected when visitors leave comments on my website. Email addresses will also be collected when I receive emails to my blog email address, for example from a brand or a brand representative. This information is kept strictly confidential between myself and that person in order to maintain a professional relationship and abide by the law. Also collected is non identifiable data such as browser and operating system information, as well as the names of countries where users have accessed my website, which all allow me to see my website statistics. I use this data to run the site efficiently and to personalise user experience via cookies. 

Cookies and the information they collect help improve this site for yourself and future visitors by monitoring traffic of users and success of particular content. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings.

We may include links to other articles, images or videos on my website. I also have widgets on my website that are hosted by third-parties, for example Instagram and Twitter. Such websites may collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies, which I would recommend reading. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Any feedback on this is welcomed. 

We reserve the right to alter this privacy policy when necessary, for example the introduction of new laws and regulations. Further changes can be understood by viewing when this privacy policy was last updated. 


In solidarity,

Dan Roberts, Managing Director and Mattie Osborne, Lead Editor