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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Four of Swords collects, holds and processes personal data securely, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

Any personal information that we collect about you will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Regulation.

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.


We do keep a mailing list. If you ask to be added to our list, or if you agree to be added by ticking the appropriate box when purchasing tickets etc., then know that our data is held securely on cloud storage. We use Mail Chimp as our primary Data Processor. Mail Chimp also operates in compliance with the GDPR 2018.


We use Ticketsource as our primary ticket-vendor. Occasionally we will use a particular venue’s in-house box office. If you have concerns, please refer to the separate privacy and data handling policies of the companies concerned, and/or email us directly using the email address or


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses the widget Clicky Analytics Plugin to access detailed info and statistics about: online users, numbers of visits, numbers of visitor actions, bounce rates, organic searches, time averagely spent. This plugin automatically inserts Clicky Web Analytics tracking code into each page of our website.

Who we share your data with

Your personal information will not be passed to third parties for marketing purposes.

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.

If you are added to our mailing list then we will keep your data indefinitely, but you can request that we delete it at any time. The information we hold about you will be, to the best of our abilities, kept accurate and up to date. You can contact us at any time to check this information. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct them promptly.

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

The Akismet plugin enabled on our site collects information about visitors who leave a comment. The information collected 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).

Contact information

Please email and/or if you have any further queries or problems.