Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the nature of the personal information that collects through our website. It also explains how your data is used and informs you of your rights under data protection laws.

Floodlist are Data Controller (we or us) in respect of the information that we process about you.
If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us here.

Information that we collect directly from you

We ask you for a range of personal information when you complete our online forms for specific purposes. We will collect information about you if you contact us via our contact form, leave a comment, register as a user on our site and submit a business directory listing.
We collect personal data in order to:

  • Provide you with information you have requested
  • To provide you with services, such as your business directory listing
  • To manage our websites and troubleshoot any problems
  • To track the effectiveness of our websites and monitor how users interact with them

Your email address is required when you subscribe to our RSS feed email newsletter. This service is provided by a third party, Google Feedburner. You can find the Google Privacy Policy here.

Automatic data collection: Cookies, Log Files, Analytics Tools

Automatic data collection about website usage is done through server logs; cookies for functionality of our website; and analytics tools which use cookies, web beacons and JavaScript files.


A cookie is a small data file able to track the online movements of an individual. For further information on cookies visit or uses cookies to improve the functionality of the site for each user, for example to store information about visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customise web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

You do not need to have cookies turned on to use or navigate through most parts of our website, although some functionality may be lost.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to refuse cookies that are stored on your computer; the above websites tell you how to do this.

Log Files

Like many other web sites, makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Analytics Tools

Floodlist also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) and Jetpack analytics, a web analytics service specifically for WordPress sites provided by Automattic, in order to understand how visitors engage with our website. These parties may use technologies such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons to carry out their services.

Both tools use cookies to follow your progress through our website, collecting data on where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on the site. This data is then stored by Google and Automattic in order to create reports, for example about visitor statistics.

These cookies do not store your personal data. However, Automattic offers its services in partnership with It’s analytics tools therefore may track your user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in). This does not apply if you are not a user and / or are not logged in to your account.

Please refer to the following policies on Google and Automattic’s websites for detailed information:


We sometimes use the services of third parties to provide adverts on our websites. These parties may use technologies such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons to carry out their services.

DoubleClick DART cookie

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL –

Legal basis for processing your personal information

Where you provide personal information in order for us to contact you or provide you with services, such as adding a business directory listing, leaving a comment or subscribing to a newsletter or joining a mailing list this will be with your consent.

Where we use your information to manage our websites and troubleshoot any problems, or to track the effectiveness of our websites and monitor how users interact with them this will be on the basis of our legitimate interests.

Who we may share your data with

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

Retention of your data

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services. We will retain your data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. Once data is no longer needed, we will delete it.

Where you have requested to be added to any marketing or mailing lists your details will be retained until you choose to unsubscribe to those communications.

How we protect your data

Our website / data storage is done securely and professionally via premium business hosting services at Heart Internet in the United Kingdom.

Your rights

Under data protection law you have the right to:

  • Access your personal data that we process
  • Rectify inaccuracies in personal data that we hold about you
  • Be erased, that is your details to be removed from systems that we use to process your personal data
  • Restrict the processing in certain ways
  • Obtain a copy of your data in a commonly used electronic form; and
  • Object to certain processing of your personal data by us


Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.


If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us here.