Privacy Policy

This privacy policy provides details of how we use and protect your personal information when you join Wessex Writers, visit our website or subscribe to our mailing lists.

The policy applies to:

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you choose to sign up for our e-magazine or join Wessex Writers you can be assured that your information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The following information may be collected in the course of interaction:

  • Name and contact information including email address relevant to the activities of Wessex Writers and The Voice e-magazine

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure and kept private. We will never give away or sell your details to a third party. We take suitable steps to safeguard information we collect.

Information gathered is to facilitate the activities and understand the needs of the members of Wessex Writers, and the readers and contributors to The Voice e-magazine. The aim is to improve the service and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information (from surveys, feedback and communication for instance) to improve the service
  • We may occasionally contact you by email for surveys, in relation to any contributions to the e-magazine you may wish to make or regarding promoting your books or services.
  • Wessex Writers group members may be contacted as necessary with information relevant to the activities of the group.

The Voice e-magazine

Your subscription to our newsletter is by opt-in and the information you give when you opt in is only used to send the magazine. If you sign up to the mailing list your details are collected and stored by a third party delivery platform: this is currently Mailchimp. There is an unsubscribe link in each issue of the magazine which you can click on at any time should you wish to unsubscribe. Alternatively if you wish to be deleted from the mailing list contact

Please consult Mailchimp’s privacy policy:

Controlling your personal information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you and if you believe any information we hold is incorrect or incomplete, please email us and it will be promptly corrected. If you wish email or other content to be deleted please let us know.

If you have previously agreed to our using your personal information for marketing purposes in our e-magazine, you may change your mind at any time by writing to

We will not sell, distribute or disclose your personal information to third parties without your permission or unless we are required to do so by law.

Links to other websites

Our website, The Voice e-magazine and information sent to Wessex Writers Group members may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links please bear in mind that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. Linked sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.