Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http(s):// (“the site”)

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 / email

If you contact us via the forms or enter a competition via email, messages are sent to us via Gmail and we store whatever information you pass on (email address, names, message content). We will not under any circumstances pass any of that information outside of Moshville Times without your express permission, and if we do it will only be in relation to the original purpose of the email (example: sending address details to a promoter so they can mail a prize to you). We may use your name and city on the site / social media to announce you as a winner, but will only ever do this after requesting specifically for your permission. A reasonable length of time after the competition is closed, for instance after a gig date has passed if the prize was tickets for it, all emails will be deleted.


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.


We use Google Analytics to track page hits and so forth. This involves the use of cookies, and we have a separate cookie policy.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Who we share your data with

As detailed elsewhere, your data is used “in-house” where relevant, and only shared with an outside body with your express permission. This is almost always only when arranging to have a competition prize despatched to you by a record label or PR firm.

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, 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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use Gmail as our mail system front end with Krysthla as our mail host. Crew are required to set a secure password for their individual accounts, admin control the Krysthla ones. Gmail alerts any user if a login occurs somewhere unexpected and we always check these to ensure it is valid. Once your data is no longer required, we delete it.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we feel that someone has accessed our data and could potentially have seen any of your personal information, we will immediately change the crew member’s Krysthla password. This prevents a “hacked” Gmail account accessing further information, or being used to send data out of the account. The owner of the Gmail account will be instructed to change the password of / delete said account (depending on severity of breach). We will email any third party we believe to be affected.

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

None. Everything is done manually.