Who we are

We are Atheism UK registered office 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU. Email: contact@atheismuk.com

Our website address: https://www.atheismuk.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

From users and site visitors we collect personal data about you, such as, your full name, telephone number and postal address, email address, computer IP address, personal account preferences, transactional data, such as purchase information, and technical data, such as information about cookies.

The purpose of Atheism UK holding personal data is to be able to send notices of our meetings and news about atheism to our members and supporters.

The lawful basis for holding this information is that it is in the legitimate interests of Atheism UK to be able to communicate with its members and supporters by e-mail, post and telephone.

Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with our site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.

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. However, some of our plugins may collect personal data.


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.


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.

Contact forms

A contact form plugin is used to collect personal data and we keep this information indefinitely.


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.

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.


We use Google Analytics. Users can opt out of analytics tracking by downloading the  Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The Google Privacy Policy is here.

By default, WordPress does not collect any analytics data. Details of our web hosting provider which collects some anonymous analytics data and any WordPress plugins that provides analytics services are available on request.

Who we share your data with

Details about what data we share with third-party providers including partners, cloud-based services and third-party service providers, and a link to their own privacy policies, are available on request.

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

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

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.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Atheism UK contact information

For privacy-specific concerns please contact our President: president@atheismuk.com

Additional information

Details are available on request for the following:

How we protect your data

The measures we have taken to protect our users’ data include technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as two-factor authentication; and measures such as staff training in data protection.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have procedures in place to deal with data breaches, either potential or real, such as internal reporting systems, contact mechanisms, and bug bounties.

What third parties we receive data from

Our website receives data about users from third parties, including advertisers.

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We are not a member of a regulated industry and are not subject to additional privacy laws.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. 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).

Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website. Really Simple SSL privacy policy is here.