Journalism is based on trust. I would not be able to operate effectively if people did not trust me to handle highly sensitive data with diligence and respect. I do not publish material or reveal my sources without their express permission. Any communication or material sent to me will not go any further than me and a small circle of experienced investigative journalists.
THE INFORMATION I COLLECT
I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors and those who contact me. I am careful about the information I collect and store, and ensure I do this lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
1. CONTACT DETAILS
You may choose to sign up for email updates from me on this and other websites I control (eg www.PostOfficeTrial.com, www.EducationAccountability.com). As part of my commitment to GDPR, you will receive an automated note asking you if you are happy for me to do this at the point you register, and you will be able to opt out at any time in the future, simply by using the 'unsubscribe' link on each email or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. SENDING ME INFORMATION
If you choose to send me information about a potential story, it will be kept in password-protected cloud storage. Nothing will ever be published or sent to any other parties in the story without your express permission, but I may choose to share it with a small number of trusted journalists who can advise on its viability. If you do not want me to share any of the information you have sent me, please let me know. I will fully respect your wishes but it means I am unlikely to be able to do anything with what you've sent me other than read it.
If you receive an email claiming to be from me requesting information such as your personal details, bank details, credit card details or other information of a personal nature that you believe may be suspect, please inform me immediately via email@example.com
My website may contain links to external sites. I am not responsible for the content nor their privacy and security policies.