Who we are
Applied Comics Etc was founded by Lydia Wysocki, building on the Newcastle Science Comics project she led with a team of seven editors. We continue to work as a team, with different collaborators for different projects. Click to read more about ‘Our people’.
You are looking at our website (https://appliedcomicsetc.com); we are also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/@appliedcomics).
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
In short, we collect as little data as possible and treat that data with respect. This section is written to give more detail as clearly as possible, avoiding technical language.
You are welcome to contact us through this website (or just send us an email). Without your email address we would not be able to respond to you.
We use WordPress and Google Analytics to view anonymised data including how many users click on pages on this website. Without using analytics we would have no idea if anyone visits our website.
Email newsletter sign up
You are welcome to sign up for our free email newsletter, sent once every few months. Without your email address we would not be able to send you our free email newsletter.
Who we share your data with
In short, no one. There are no adverts on this website. Our email newsletter signup uses Mailchimp software with two-factor authentication, so your email address is stored securely. Through WordPress, we use an automated spam detection service to prevent fake email signups.
How long we retain your data
If you contact us or sign up for our email list, your email address is retained indefinitely. Anonymised analytics data is retained indefinitely.
What rights you have over your data
You can request that your email address is deleted from our records at any time. You can manage your own email signup settings by clicking on the Mailchimp link the next time you receive an email newsletter from us. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How we protect your data
Our email newsletter signup uses Mailchimp software with two-factor authentication, so your email address is stored securely.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Any unusual logins or login attempts to this website and to Mailchimp would result in an automated email being sent to us, so we can then investigate. The small amount of information we collect means this is a low risk scenario.
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data