Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our web­site address is:

Boak and Bai­ley col­lect the fol­low­ing types of per­son­al infor­ma­tion:

  • Email address­es via our mail­ing list sign up process.
  • Email address­es and Inter­net Pro­to­col (IP) address­es via com­ment sub­mis­sion forms.
  • Data about vis­its to the web­site, which may include poten­tial­ly per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion such as IP address­es.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or to request to see, amend or delete your data, please email

Mailing list

Our email let­ter is man­aged through Mail Chimp and requires an active opt-in and con­fir­ma­tion of email address to sub­scribe. Each mes­sages con­tains a clear unsub­scribe link. The only data that we hold about you is the data you pro­vid­ed to Mail Chimp – your email address. This data is held and processed on our behalf by Mail Chimp – we nev­er down­load it, and do not share it with any­one else.


We ask vis­i­tors who com­ment on our blog to pro­vide a user­name and email address, and IP is auto­mat­i­cal­ly record­ed against each com­ment.

This infor­ma­tion is held against each com­ment in the data­base indef­i­nite­ly as a stan­dard func­tion of Word­Press. We are inves­ti­gat­ing ways to purge this data after a set peri­od.

The user­name need not be per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy­ing – you can choose any­thing you like.

The email address is only used to con­tact you if we have queries about the com­ment, and so you can (if you choose) receive noti­fi­ca­tions of fol­low-up com­ments on that post. It is nev­er shared with any­one else.

The IP address is used to recog­nise repeat com­menters and pre­vent their com­ments being iden­ti­fied as spam.

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.


A cook­ie is a string of infor­ma­tion that a web­site stores on a visitor’s com­put­er, and that the visitor’s brows­er pro­vides to the web­site each time the vis­i­tor returns. This blog uses stan­dard ser­vices from Google Ana­lyt­ics (pri­va­cy pol­i­cy) and Word­Press to col­lect anony­mous infor­ma­tion about users’ activ­i­ty, such as the num­ber of users view­ing pages on the site and how long they spend on each page. We can­not access any per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion from this data.

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.