Privacy policy

This statement of privacy applies to the South West Liver Buddies website. By using the South West Liver Buddies website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Who we are

Our website address is: We are a liver patient support group formed in March 2020. Members are all volunteers.


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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Controlling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. In your web browser, you can usually modify your browser setting to reject all cookies if you prefer.

Our website contains links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of other organisations and websites you choose to link to from the South West Liver Buddies website so that you can understand how those websites collect and use your information.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the 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 are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other organisations or other content on websites outside of the South West Liver Buddies website.

Changes to this policy

We may update this this privacy notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws. The latest version will always appear on this page and will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date. The updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. We encourage you to review this privacy notice to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Privacy Policy v1.0 September 2021