Privacy Policy

WHO WE ARE

Foolish Optimism is a Front Lounge project. Front Lounge is a UK registered charity (SC032160) and UK limited company (SC223108).

Our website address (“the website”) is: http://www.foolishoptimism.org/

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

CONTACT FORMS

If you complete a contact form on the website, we will use the information provided to contact you in relation to your enquiry.

SHARE A STORY FORM

The share a story form located at https://www.foolishoptimism.org/share-a-story collects the following personal information for the following purposes:

  • Name – To display with your story on the website.
  • Age – To assess suitability of your story to be published on the website, and to display with your story.
  • UK Postcode – To analyse responses to the “share a story form”. Postcode data will only ever be used quantitatively and never published in reference to a specific story.
  • Email address – To contact you to confirm publication of your story, or if we have concerns about your safety. Your email address will never be shared with a third party without your express consent.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

We will never share your contact information with any third party without your express permission. Data collected for analysis will not be personally identifiable.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

If you complete a contact form on the site, we will retain the data for a maximum of three months.

Stories published on the site will be removed after a maximum of five years. We will retain your contact information along with your story so we can contact you if we wish to use your story for any other purpose.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have submitted an enquiry via the 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.

You may request that your story is removed from the site at any time by sending an email to hello@frontlounge.org from the email address you used during submission.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

All forms are submitted via HTTPS over a secure connection and stored in the website database with strong passwords.