Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 2018

Storythings Ltd is the company running the Diffusion Network podcast. This privacy policy sets out how Storythings Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Storythings when you use this website. Storythings Ltd is a registered company, number 07570195; our registered office is Unit 5, Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ. Storythings Ltd is registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner’s Offfice.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This means that we will protect the personal information you consent to us holding. The purpose of this policy is to explain what information we collect about you and how we use it. We regularly check current law on data protection, specifically with regard personal information, and update this policy accordingly. Any updates will appear on this page. Please check here regularly to ensure that you are happy with any such changes. 

This policy was last updated in May 2018.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy you can contact us by email at or by post at Storythings, Unit 5, Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ.

Personal data

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 as anything that directly identifies an individual, be it a name, photo, email or postal address, posts on social sites, or any other data related to a living person. We are committed to following the guidelines set out by the GDPR that were in effect from 25th May 2018.

We may ask you to consent to us holding the following information for the purposes of our mailing list subscriptions and events.

  • Name (first and surname)
  • Email address
  • Company Name
  • Job title

We will ensure, once you have given your consent, that your personal data will be stored safely and accurately and only for the specific purpose to which you have agreed. We will document when you consent so we have a robust record of your data relationship with us.

Storythings Ltd stores personal data with Google, WordPress, Mailchimp and Eventbrite, all of which are US companies, compliant with GDPR May 2018 and adhering to the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. We also use Xero, a New-Zealand headquartered company, who are compliant with GDPR and data export mechanisms.

Security of your personal data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and protect your personal data as much as possible.

Your rights to your personal data

You have the right, under GDPR, to request a copy of any data we hold about you, and access and rectify this data if you believe it is inaccurate. You can also ask for details of the way in which we use your data and can withdraw your consent at any point. If you wish to use this right please contact us at or write to us at Storythings Ltd, Unit 5, Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4NJ.

Third parties

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal data to third parties unless we have your explicit consent or are required by law to do so. In the case of our events, we will work with our ticket system provider – currently Eventbrite – to ensure that the data they hold on you, and how it’s held, complies with data protection law. We will also ensure that your data is held securely.

Our websites

Storythings Ltd operates the following websites:


If you visit these sites, you are consenting to the guidance and policies as described in this privacy policy.

Our sites may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How we use website cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Cookies cannot identify you personally, but they do use your computer’s IP address to geographically locate where you are visiting the site from.

We sometimes embed content from other websites such as but not limited to YouTube and Soundcloud. When you visit a page on our site with embedded content, these other websites may place cookies on your computer. We have no control over how they do this. We would advise you to look at their privacy statements for information on how they use cookies.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you consent to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.