Privacy Policy

Who I am

Our website address is: https://www.changingstates.co.uk the postal address is as listed on the contact page. The site is managed by Bill Frost.

What personal data collected and why


Where enabled, 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.

Contact forms

Submissions from contact forms are sent by email to a secure email address. A record of what was submitted may also be retained by the site and deleted after a set period of time.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites such as Twitter or Facebook 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.

Video Recording

Sessions including online sessions are not video recorded.


Various methods are used to help to determine how the site is being used. Usage data is not recorded in such a way that it is associated with a specific individual.

Who we share your data with

Data is not shared with others unless legally required and mandated to do so. Confidentiality is assured as far as possible, within the limits of the law.

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.

Form submissions are stored for up to seven years as required by insurers.

Physical Files

Physical files are physically destroyed by shredding and or incineration after at least seven years has passed or as required by insurers.