Privacy Policy

Who we are
Our website address is: Mossy Life is a business located in Telford, Shropshire, UK.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We do not collect personal data about you when visiting the website unless you decide to register for an online service via the website or through one of our affiliate links (ie signing up for email updates, leaving comments or reviews, or to add a listing).

When visitors leave comments or reviews 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: 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. For images uploaded for use in business and events listings, please ensure they are saved in jpg format, are ideally 1200×630.

If you leave a comment on our site or register to add a listing, 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.


We use Google Analytics to help us provide the best possible website for our readers. Google Analytics uses cookies to remembers a user’s behaviour and share insights with us. This helps us understand where website traffic is coming from and how we can help more individuals reach us for their up to date green news and articles.

We also use Google Adsense on some pages. If you click on an advert we may get a small amount of revenue which supports the ongoing costs of running the site. Once you have clicked through to an external site, we do not have access to your data at this point. The external site is responsible from then on.

For full information on how Google uses information click here.

Who we share your data with
We do not sell or disclose personal data unless:

  • we are required to do so by law
  • it is a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials
  • we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent financial loss or physical harm in connection with an investigation of illegal activity.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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

The administrators of this site are subject to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and may have to disclose information about the website, or users, to comply with a lawful request. Any such disclosure, however, will not offend the data protection principles under the Data Protection Act (DPA), i.e. disclosure under the FOI Act will still comply with the DPA.

External Links and Social Media

We aim to only include safe, quality, relevant external links from this website but cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked websites. If you decide to click on external links (text/banners/images) it is done at your own risk. We cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Any engagement through social media pages from links on this website or embedded information, including share buttons are custom to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the individual social media platforms. We will not ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and and discussions including these types of information should do done directly though email or telephone. If you do decide to share content through the appropriate platform share buttons, please note that the social media platform may track and save your request to do so.

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 (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.