Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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 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.

Contact forms

This website uses contact forms as provided by Formidible and is stored within the site. Data from contact forms including names, email addresses and messages, is temporarily collected by the website owner to be deleted within six months. This data will not be passed on to a Third Party and used solely for contact between the sender and the blog owner.


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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.


Analytics on this website is provided by WP Statistics. It collects data from visitors including country of origin, pages visited, and search engine referrals, among others. This data is collected and stored locally by What Katie Did Next to help the blog owner track demographics and growth. For more information, please see the WP-Statistics Privacy Policy.

Newsletter & Emails


If you submit a subscription form on our site you will be opting in for us to save your name, email address and other relevant information.

These subscriptions are used to notify you about related content, discounts & other special offers.

You can opt our or unsubscribe at any time in the future by clicking link in the bottom of any email.

We use anonymous cookies to prevent users from seeing the same popup repetitively in an attempt to make our users experience more pleasant while still delivering time sensitive messaging.

Popup Maker anonymously tracks popup views and conversions.

Subscriber information is retained in the local database indefinitely for analytic tracking purposes and for future export.

Data will be exported or removed upon users request via the existing Exporter or Eraser.

If syncing data to a 3rd party service (for example Mailchimp), data is retained there until unsubscribed or deleted.

Popup Maker does not send any user data outside of your site by default.

If you have extended our subscription forms to send data to a 3rd party service such as Mailchimp, user info may be passed to these external services. These services may be located abroad.


If you have subscribed to our newsletter or if you are a member of our website (you can log in) or if you have purchased on our website, there is a good chance you will receive emails from us.

We will only send you emails which you have signed up to receive, or which pertain to the services we provided to you.

To send you emails, we use the name and email address you provide us. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system.

This website can send emails through the MailPoet sending service. This service allows us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters.

No identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.

Site-Wide Backups

Site-wide backups are preformed periodically and store all data on this site to a local server, including those listed here in the Privacy Policy. Backups are performed solely to create a carbon copy of this site incase of server or system problems. These backups will not be shared with third parties or affiliates and will be deleted after three years.

Who we share your data with

Data will be shared when using affiliate click-through links. After clicking these links there is a 24-hour window in which your shopping habits and purchases may be monitored using your IP address. This is to enable affiliate partnerships between What Katie Did Next and various retailers. For more information, please refer to the Affiliates page.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 profile. 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 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

Akismet Anti-Spam Filter

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your contact information

If you have any concerns about your information in relation to our site or would like to request a copy of your stored data, please use the contact form to get in touch.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The data collected from WP Statistics helps to keep stored data on this site safe. By collecting IP addresses and monitoring site visitation, WP Statistics helps identify suspicious activities, and these IP addresses can then be blocked.

Site security is provided by Wordfence Security which protects against viruses, malware and it’s firewall helps prevents hacking.

Login protocols are prevented with automatic lock-out after failed attempts, a CAPTCHA lock to disable bots and a login location notifier.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach, those affected will be contacted and informed of the situation and an investigation will take place.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This blog is GDPR compliant. For further information, visit the European Commission.