Who we are

Our website address is: https://withoutboxes.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

An anonymized 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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.

Contact forms

When you send a message via contact forms to Without Boxes, members of the team may see the emails and respond to them. We do not use these email addresses other than for one-to-one contact relevant to the initial message.

Messages are stored on our web server via WordPress and/or our G Suite email service.


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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics and WordPress Jetpack to track web traffic to our website. We do not use any personally identifiable information on either of these services.

Who we share your data with

Your data is kept private between those working on the Without Boxes project. We do not sell your data for use on other websites, businesses, or anything else.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Please see our contact form section. If you subscribe via our newsletter sign up, you will receive messages from us promoting our content, including (but not limited to):

  • News about our work related to Without Boxes
  • Updates when we publish new content for Without Boxes
  • Fundraising emails for new Without Boxes projects

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have taken steps to make sure our web servers have effective hardening measures. Additionally, we run frequent WordPress updates to ensure any security gaps are updated as soon as possible. Finally, we use strong passwords, 2-Auth, and other configurations to help insure our website has common-sense protections in place.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Passwords are never stored in plain-text. If a breach is detected, we will notify our users within 1 week of our discovery of the incident. As we do not store sensitive payment data, the impact of a breach should be minimal.

What third parties we receive data from

Google Analytics, WordPress Jetpack

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


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