Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.10milehike.com.

In Brief

10 Mile Hike collects very little data itself, however the 10 Mile Hike website utilises a number of 3rd party ‘plugins’, which may collect and hold data including:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


10 Mile Hike uses a newsletter service provided by Mailchimp . If you opt-in to receive The 10 Mile Hike newsletter you will need to supply your email address and a contact name when you sign up via this website. The sign-up form may also include a few questions regarding your interests, country of residence etc – these are not mandatory and are simply used to get a better understanding of this website’s overall users and interests. You can opt out of the service at any time via a link in the newsletter and your details are automatically deleted by Mailchimp. See Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy for information.


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 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: Automattic. 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

The data we collect includes your email address, your name (should you supply it) and any message when you use a contact form on the site. This information is held indefinitely on the website host’s server (currently in the UK) so that we can reply to you. It is not held for any other purpose and is not shared. Your details can be removed from the database on request.


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.


10 Mile Hike uses Google Analytics to understand how this website is used. For example, which pages are read most, which pages readers land on first, how long readers stay on particular pages and how they navigate through the site. This information helps 10 Mile Hike improve user experience. Details of how Google Analytics records and stores this information is to be confirmed.

Who we share your data with

10 Mile Hike does not share any personal data. Information regarding any data collected by 3rd party plugins can be found elsewhere on this page.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information


Additional information

How we protect your data


What data breach procedures we have in place


What third parties we receive data from


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



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