Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Home Reporter uses and protects any information that I collect from you, or that you provide to The Home Reporter. Please read the following carefully to understand the practices regarding your personal data and how I’ll treat it. By visiting and by providing personal data, you accept and consent to the practices described in this policy.


Information that The Home Reporter may collect from you

Information you provide to The Home Reporter. This may be by you filling in forms (such as contact forms or newsletter sign-up forms) on this site or by contacting me by e-mail, social media or otherwise.

Information automatically collected through this website. This includes technical information (such as your browser type and version) and information about your visit, such as browsing information collected through cookies.


How The Home Reporter uses your information

The Home Reporter may use the information for the following purposes:
• Identifying you when you contact me;
• Providing you with the information you request through this website contact forms;
• Sending you newsletters (if you sign up);
• Improving this website;
• Complying with my legal obligations;


How long The Home Reporter keeps your information for

The Home Reporter retains personal information only for as long as is reasonably required for legal or business purposes. Your information that is no longer needed is either irreversibly anonymised or destroyed securely.


Sharing your information with third parties

The Home Reporter may share your information with third parties, if and when required for legal purposes.
I won’t pass your details to any third parties for marketing purposes.



A cookie is a text file that is stored in your browser when you visit most web pages. They‘re used to improve the user’s experience and store technical information, links to social media, personalised content, personal preferences or statistics of use. Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling monitoring which pages you find useful and which you don’t. A cookie doesn’t give me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.

You can disable cookies by using your current browser’s settings. Note that, if you disable or delete cookies on this site, you won’t be able to share blog posts on social media or publish comments on posts, for example.

Cookies used

My cookies
Session cookies. They allow The Home Reporter to keep the website spam free.

Third party cookies

Social media. Each social media site uses their own cookies (please read their own privacy policies for more information). This allows you to Like or Share blog posts, for example.

Google Analytics. This tool helps The Home Reporter measure how you interact with the website content. Google Analytics doesn’t store any personal identifiable information. Please read the Google Analytics privacy document for more info.


Third-party use of personal information

The Home Reporter may use third-party service providers to service certain aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics. This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp. This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. Your email address is stored for the purpose of delivering such communications.  Please read Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for more information.

Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Your information is stored on AWS web servers, which are located in Ireland. AWS participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield.




I’m committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I’ve put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected.


Your data protection rights

Under the GDPR, individuals have the following rights:
1. The right to be informed
2. The right of access
3. The right to rectification
4. The right to erasure
5. The right to restrict processing
6. The right to data portability
7. The right to object
8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
For more detailed information about your rights, please visit the ICO website.


Changes to this privacy policy

The Home Reporter may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.



For any questions about this privacy policy, contact Irene.

Last updated on 5 January 2021

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