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Who we are

Our website address is: www.fanthatracks.com

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, and also 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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 could download and extract any location data from images on this website.

Contact forms

Information you transmit to us in the websites contact forms is stored, and logged on our server for future reference, and to allow us to correspond with you.


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.

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.

Further details of our use of, and storage of information in cookies can be found in our cookie policy.

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.


This Site uses Google Analytics which use cookies. At the aggregate level, cookies store information on how visitors use the Site, including the number of pages displayed, where the visitor comes from, and the number of visits, to improve the website and ensure a good user experience. If you do not accept cookies, no information is stored.


This Site uses Google Adsense and other third party advertisers to serve digital ads.  These systems make use of cookies to serve ads, including personalized digital ads. These advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet with your other apps and devices.  If you do not accept cookies, no personal information is stored, and many of these ad services will not serve you any adverts at all.

Who we share your data with

Our data is hosted by a third party server company, 1and1.co.uk.  They have encrypted access to that data, and its backups.  We also administer our own data backups, using the Microsoft OneDrive service for online storage of the backup files.

Information such as analytics is shared with our analytic analyser, Google.

Information relating to the delivery of personalised digital ads, and user interactions with those ads are shared with Google, and other third party marketing companies.

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.  Content created for Fantha Tracks, remains in the ownership of the website if a user leaves the service.

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, or creative content.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and cookie data may be shared with the appropriate third parties as detailed above.

Our contact information

You may contact the site owners using this form. 

Additional information

How we protect your data

All data is stored behind password protected services run and operated by leading service providers.  No personal data is stored on Fantha Tracks owned devices.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the case of a data breach, all registered users will be contacted with full details of the breach, and be advised of where they may obtain support from third parties for identify theft protection.  If known individuals will be advised of the data breached relevant to them.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive information from Google in relation to analytics and advertising revenue, as well as third party digital advert providers.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not engage in automated decision making.  As a business we do not profile individual users.  We do look at overall business performance by looking at global statistics in relation to user visits and interactions with our site content.  We do this to improve our services and content, and monitor performance.  This data is anonymised.

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When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

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For performance reasons we use OneSignal as a notification service.  This saves a number of cookies in order to apply notifcation services on a per-client basis. These cookies are strictly necessary for OneSignal's notification features.  It is essential to the service that these are not turned off.
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