Privacy Policy

Discovering Great Britain By Rail

Who we are

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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: 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

The contact form that we use on this website generates an email with the content that you provide in the form. We keep your details until they are no longer required. For example, if you contact us for a quote, we delete your details after we have provided you with the quotation.


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 visit our login page, 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.


Who we share your data with

We prefer not to share data with any third party unless you request us to do so. We value your data and privacy as much as we value our own. Having said this, their are third party elements on this website (i.e. Three Mobile) who will have their own privacy policy if you click a link through to their website. Google may also store your data for advertising, so it is strongly recommended to check your privacy options in your Google account. In any case, we never pass on your details to a third party for profit or any other reason.

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.

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.

Your contact information

We only retain your contact information for as long as we need to. This means that your contact information is deleted once our working relationship has been completed. We currently do not provide a newsletter or any other regular emails promoting our business.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is stored on secure servers hosted by IONOS. We also read your contact emails through a secure system provided by Apple.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will contact both clients as well as the Information Commissioners Office. If IONOS are responsible for the data breach we will immediately contact this company too. We strongly recommend strong passwords for all your accounts as well as generating a different password for each. If you suspect a data breach, inform us immediately so that we can act swiftly.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any data from third parties at the current time.

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

We have no system for automated decision making and we do not profile electronically.