Privacy Policy

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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. We also collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


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.

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


How long we retain your data

We retain some of your data, but never share your data with other parties. 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. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

If you sign up for our newsletter, you sumbit your email address. We will retain your email address indefinitely (until you decide to unsubscribe from this service). We will never share your address with other parties.

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.

Your sumbissions

Content submitted by users for inclusion on the Soapbox website is referred to in this privacy policy as “user submissions.” When user submissions are published on, they will be subject to these terms. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to all content in your user submission. This includes the right to authorise Soapbox to use the user submissions in the manner contemplated by the website and these terms.

You retain all of your ownership rights to the content of your user submissions. However, by submitting the user submissions to Soapbox, you hereby grant Soapbox an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the user submissions in any media formats now or hereafter created and through any media channels now or hereafter created. You also hereby grant each user of the website a non-exclusive license to access your user submissions through the website.

Soapbox does not endorse any user submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with user submissions. Soapbox reserves the right to remove content and user submissions without prior notice. We reserve the right to refuse to publish any user submission for any reason, and to terminate or refuse a user’s access to its website for any reason.

Last updated: July 10, 2018