Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:
We are a registered with companies house as VALERIAN MANAGEMENT LIMITED.

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 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: 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

A contact form is provided for website users to contact Valerian Sun Club. This contact form only collects data that the user enters, and this information is only available to authorised members of the Valerian Sun Club committee. If the form was filled and submitted by a registered, logged in user, that user is able to view the information submitted, as well as any details relating to the message and any replies sent by authorised members of the Valerian Sun Club committee.

We have implemented reCAPTCHA v3 on our contact us form and your use of reCAPTCHA v3 on this form is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Google’s reCAPTCHA is only be used to fight spam and abuse on this site.


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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

With the exception of any submitted contact details, we will not share your data with any person or agency outside of the club, unless we are compelled to do so by court order.

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

For the purposes of sending emails, newsletters and event information, we may need to share your name and email address with our mail sending service. This would only be possible if you have registered your email address for the purpose of a newsletter subscription. You can opt out of this subscription at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of any email sent to you via the mail sending service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We only collect a small amount of data from users, namely your name, email address and contact number, as well as any information you may choose to include in any message sent to us. This data is only accessible by authorised members of the Valerian Sun Club Committee. You can request a copy or erasure of any information we hold about you by using our contact form, and selecting the relevant [GDPR] enquiry type.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Should we detect or be made aware of any potential data breach, we shall immediately make every reasonable attempt to contact any user of the website that we hold data on, with all relevant information on the breach, and any advice that we reccommend the user take to protect themself.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from any third party.