Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Midlife Fabonista uses and protects any information that you give The Midlife Fabonista when you use this website.

The Midlife Fabonista is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Midlife Fabonista 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. This policy is effective from: May 2018

Who we are

The Midlife Fabonista run by Louise Portass and my website address is: I operate the Midlife Fabonista as a sole trader.

I am the data controller for this website and my contact details are:

Louise Portass,Greenbank House, Doctor’s Lane, Liskeard, Cornwall, UK, PL14 3JW

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

I collect the following information from users and site visitors:

  • Your name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

I do not collect any sensitive personal data

Subscribing to my newsletter

When you subscribe to receive my newsletter, you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address. I will request your active consent to use your e-mail address to contact you when you subscribe to receive my newsletter. You will be given the opportunity to actively decide which types of information you wish to receive from me.

Contact Form

If you contact me using my contact form I will not use your information for any purpose other than responding to your e-mail or viewing your website, if you provide that information. The legal basis for the collection and processing of this data is legitimate interests.

Demographic information

My site used Google Analytics and Yeost SEO to provide me with generalised information about visitors to my site such as geographical location, age and gender. The legal basis for the collection of this data is legitimate interests.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


This site is powered by WordPress. By default, WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

Who we share your data with


Askimet Anit-Spam

Google Analytics

Yoast SEO 

Super Socialiser

Mailchimp Forms by Mailmunch

Non-anonymised data

Amazon  – for the purposes of affiliate marketing. I do not collect any personal information from you however, Amazon will know that you have been directed to them by me because the link that you click on my website contains a code which tells Amazon that I referred you to them.

Mailchimp – I use Mailchimp to enable me to collect newsletter subscribers’ information. I only ask you to provide your first name and e-mail address. This information is then held in my Mailchimp account.

Roundcube – host my e-mail account

How long we retain your data

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

If you subscribe to receive my newsletter, your information is held either until you choose to unsubscribe or until you do not respond to an e-mail asking if you wish to continue receiving my newsletter.

If you contact me using the contact form, by e-mail or by direct social media message, your details will be deleted after 1 year. This does not include any data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

If you leave a public comment on any of my social media channels, those comments will be kept indefinitely.

Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

What rights you have over your data

You have the following rights over your data:

  1. The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  2. The right  to access your personal data If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: Louise Portass, Greenbank House, Doctor’s Lane, Liskeard, PL14 3JW
  3. The right to require inaccurate information that I hold about you to be rectified
  4. The right to have personal information that I hold about you to be erased. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
  5. In some circumstances, you have the right to restrict processing of your personal data
  6. The right to receive information that I hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to request that that information is transferred to a third party
  7. The right to stop your data being used for direct marketing and the right to object to the processing of your data where the processing is based on legitimate interests.
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling – I do not carry out any automated decision making or profiling.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Where I send your data

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

When you subscribe to my newsletter, your e-mail address and name are transferred to Mailchimp. MailChimp is committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation. You can read their privacy policy here

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to me using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing me at [email protected] or clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any e-mail that I send to you.

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which I think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you want more information about my Privacy Policies or need to raise a concern about the way that I use your data.

You can contact me at [email protected] if you have any concerns about this privacy policy and the way that I use your data.

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

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.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey)

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Askimet Anti-spam

Mailchimp Forms by Mailmunch

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

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.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by: Super Socializer.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics and Jetpack.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.