Privacy policy for

Portsmouth Freelancers Meet is run by Starboard Media Ltd.

What do we collect?

We may ask you for any of the following information:

  • First Name
  • Surname
  • Email address
  • Billing Address

Why do we collect it?

The only reason we collect any data from you is:

  • To keep you informed of any upcoming events, competitions, promote articles on our site, or otherwise provide relevant information.
  • Give you updates on our sponsors.
  • It is required to process any ticket sales.

How do we collect and store it?

You can sign up to our mailing list via the following methods:

  • Register on our site (to post a job)
  • Sign up to our mailing list at (stored in Campaign Monitor)
  • Sign up for or purchase an event ticket through EventBrite.

We do not collect or store any personal data or payment details on our servers, they are all collected and stored by secure third parties (Campaign Monitor & Eventbrite) who have their own privacy policies.

Who is it shared with?

Your data privacy is important to us, and is only visible to authorised people who work with Portsmouth Freelancers Meet and for Starboard Media Ltd. Starboard Media Ltd are the founders/organisers of Portsmouth Freelancers Meet.

We do not under any circumstances share your personal data with any third parties or sponsors.

How can I view or remove myself from any of your lists?

You can manage your data and subscriptions via the following methods:

  • Visit and sign in with your username and password.
  • Click the unsubscribe/email preferences button in any of our emails
  • Contact us at

This website uses Cookies.

Cookies are not required to use this website, and you retain the right to disable them in accordance with your browser settings.

We use Cookies, specifically Google Analytics, to analyse user activity in order to improve the Website. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and experience of the website.


We use WordPress to run our website, some cookies and information are useful, but not required, in order to use some features of the site.


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.


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

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.

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.

Data held in our mailing lists will be held indefinitely until you request removal.

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.

Contact us

If you have any concerns or questions, or wish to remove your data at any time, you can contact us in the following ways:

Portsmouth Freelancers Meet (run by Starboard Media Ltd)

Our Sponsors

We try and keep our events as free/cheap as possible for attendees, and we can only do this with the help of sponsors. Want to become a sponsor? Simply get in touch to find out how we can work together!

Ask about sponsorship