Privacy Policy

Welcome to (‘the Site’), which is owned and operated by Pique Magazine (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, as applicable). We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and have recently reviewed and updated our procedures in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) which come into effect on 25 May 2018. This notice sets out how we will use your personal information and with whom it will be shared. Please read the following carefully.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact us at

Any changes we may make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page

What information do we collect about you?
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor- see Third Party Processors section below
GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. FYI our website uses the analytics.js implementation of GA.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined below. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our own SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices. However, not all mail servers are secured in such a way. Therefore, we would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.

Email newsletter
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor (see Third Party Data Processors below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately one per month) newsletter-style emails from us.

Your rights
Under the GDPR you have various individual rights, each of which we address below. If you wish to read more about your rights in respect of your personal data we recommend visiting the UK Information Commissioner’s Office website at

  • the right to be informed – You can view our Privacy Notice Cookie Policy on our website at any time,
  • the right of access – you have the right to see the personal information that we hold about you, whether collected through your use of the Site or through any communications that you have had with us. You have the right to access your information and should direct any request for your information to us at
  • the right of rectification – You have the right to rectify your information by sending a written request to us at,
  • rights in relation to prior consultation – you have rights to give your prior consent before your personal information is used or retained in certain ways. We address this by now seeking your specific “opt-in” consent when you register for our email newsletter.
  • the right to restrict processing – You have the right to assume we will not process your information (or pass your information to other companies or organisations) for marketing purposes unless you have given your specific consent.
  • the right of erasure/the right to be forgotten – You have the right to request that we delete any information that we hold about you.,
  • the right to data portability – as we only collect your email address we don not believe that this applies here,
  • rights in relation to automated decision-making – No automated decision-making is used with,

If you have a complaint about how we have used your information, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”).

Data Breaches
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.


Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how visitors use the site. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for This helps us to understand how visitors to the site use it, and from this we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the site.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is an industry body that develops standards and guidelines to support online business processes. It has produced a series of web pages that explain how cookies work and how they can be managed at

If you do not want cookies on your computer, you can change the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, please leave this site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site.