Happenence Ltd. Privacy Policy

Who we are?

This website, https://happenence.co.uk, is owned and run by Happenence Ltd.

All content other than embedded content for example videos, unless otherwise stated is copyright to Catherine Oughtibridge. Testimonials are copyright to their respective authors and are used with permission.

What personal data do we collect and why do 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Profile pictures have been switched off for comments as of 17-06-2019.


This site uses Askimet to prevent spam comments. 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).

Contact forms

Currently, we do not use contact forms other than for newsletter subscription.


We use The Newletter Plugin. From their site: “Newsletter plugin stores subscriber’s data in your WordPress blog database and does not transfer any data to this site or to any services of our company.” You can read more about the plug in and how it processes data.

To be subscribed to the newsletter you must perform a double opt-in.

You can access your own profile editing panel from the bottom of any newsletter and change the details stored about you whenever you feel like it. If you would like all your data deleted, please get in touch.

Additionally, if you stop opening the newsletter, it bounces or you don’t confirm your subscription, then your data will be deleted. This cleaning of the stored data will take place annually to avoid the keeping of obsolete data or contact information.


What is a cookie?

When you’re browsing the Internet, it sometimes surprising that the Internet knows who you are and what you’re looking for. It does this by storing a cookie, a small piece of text, in your browser memory.

This might be as simple as which email address you’ve typed into a website or a preference for reading a site in your own language. It may also be that you’re logged into a site, or you’ve placed things in a shopping cart.

You can clear your cookie cache (delete all the little text files currently stored in your browser) by going into your browser’s settings. Look at aboutcookies.org if you want to know how to make your browser stop accepting cookies. This may make your Internet browsing experience a little more clunky. I don’t advise it.

Where are cookies on Happenence?


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 click on a link from the newsletter then this information will be stored as a cookie. This allows us to know that the links have been clicked and to provide locked content which is only accessible to newsletter subscribers.

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.


At this time, we do not use analytical software. This includes reporting add-ons within the Newsletter Plugin and Google Analytics. 

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you subscribe to the newsletter, we will retain the details of your subscription until you ask us to remove that data or the data is classified as obsolete. If you stop opening the newsletter, it bounces or you don’t confirm your subscription, then your data will be deleted. This cleaning of the stored data will take place annually.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site, have left comments or subscribed to the newsletter 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.

Who we share your data with?

Your data isn’t shared with third parties.

Where is the data stored?

All data is stored by the website host. You can read their Data Processing Agreement.

The WordPress database is also backed up and stored in Microsoft OneDrive.

Contact information

Email: kate@happenence.co.uk

For administrators only:


If you visit our login page, 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.)

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website, 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 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.

For clients:

When you provide data as part of an assignment

Unless otherwise agreed, the data you provide to Happenence Ltd. when requesting work to be done remains your property and won’t be used for any purpose other than that stated in the work order. This data may include images, video and text.

This and any other detail of a specific project will be covered in an agreed upon contract between Happenence Ltd. and the client.