The following privacy policy is for the web address:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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.


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.

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

What data do we collect?

We store your name and email address when you comment or subscribe to our newsletter. We will only use this information to send you the email updates you have subscribed to and personalise that experience for you. We will not share or sell your personal information with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

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

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of any email you have received from us.

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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We do not sell, trade or transfer your personal information to any outside party. This does not include the trusted parties that allow for the operation/maintenance of this website.


Gemma At Home uses MailPoet ( to send its newsletter. By signing up to the newsletter, you agree to receive emails from

Gemma At Home uses the ‘Basic’ level of engagement analytics tracking- this means we only use the data that you provide, we do not gather any other information. Email engagement, cookie-based tracking and re-engagement emails are all disabled. This is the highest level of subscriber privacy offered by MailPoet.

By using this website and/or signing up to the email newsletter, you accept the above privacy policy.