Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

B31 Voices is a community organisation promoting community engagement in South West Birmingham. Our website address is:

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

Information provided on contact forms is used only so we may contact you for a specified reason: for example, to answer a query you have submitted, in relation to a lost, found or stolen report, assist with a job or event listing you have submitted or in relation to a competition you have entered.

The information you provide on a contact form will not be used for any other reason and will never be shared with a third party, unless specifically requested by you (for example, if someone has found your lost pet).

Data submitted on contact forms will be stored in our online records on this site, for the sole purpose of tracking and recording our performance.

If you wish your contact form data to be removed from our records, please contact us


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.


Who we share your data with

B31 Voices analyses anonymised data – such as location, pages visited on the site etc – to keep track of performance of this website. This is done using Google Analytics.

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. Get in touch if you need help to remove any of your data

Where we send your data

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

Additional information

Sharing your information

B31 Voices works in partnership with local partners – such as police, local authority and other groups – to improve and keep our communities safe. From time to time, we may receive information or imagery from readers or followers on social media that is pertinent to community safety.

If you choose to share such information with us, please be aware that we reserve the right to share this information with relevant authorities if it is relevant to the safety of the community or individuals.

If you have information as a witness to a crime or issue, we will encourage you to contact the relevant authority or use established anonymous reporting systems. If you choose not to, we may share the information to the relevant authority anonymously on your behalf. We will inform you if we are going to do this.

If you tell us or show us information or imagery that you do not want us to share with the relevant authority, we will respect this wish, however we reserve the right to give the information to the relevant authority if we believe that it may prevent harm to individuals.

Your anonymity will be preserved unless – in very rare instances where – revealing your identity may prevent harm to individuals.

How we protect your data

This website is secured with a Sucuri firewall