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Our Privacy Policy

Only the first email we receive from you at news@autisticradio.com will be treated as private and confidential If  it is judged as unlawful that privilege does not apply. Defamatory statements about any individual or group is an example of unlawful content.

Peoples expectation and interpretation of what is and is not private in email varies widely

The law is a complex area and is different in different countries.

We have a simple policy of requiring contact to be in the public domain unless we specify express otherwise.

Email cannot be relied upon to be a secure or confidential method of communication.

Contacting Autistic Radio Privately?

The secure form above is strictly private communication

except under the abuse terms of our privacy policy.

We enable people to be heard and that occasionally requires strict privacy.

Public Domain is our choice

We choose to be public and open as our default policy.

We do not give you permission for you to send us private information

or copyrighted material to this address news@autisticradio.com

All subsequent emails from your IP address or email address

or any other email address or IP address that are linked with you

will be in the public domain.

Continuing to contact us here gives us the copyright of the contents of your email.

We regard use of emails as an expression of your permission for us to publish the contents.

Abuse Policy

We have a policy that protects our staff from abuse: 

Your email is filtered and moderated automatically by a constantly updated algorithm

If you do not receive a reply from us it usually signifies our protection has worked.

Your email address or your IP address may have been automatically blocked. 

Your email will not have been seen by staff and subsequent emails may not be either.

Cooling off period

72 hours – 3 days thinking time.

If after reading our policy you wish to revise or retract your initial email that is possible.

Revise your email & forward it to this address your original will be stored. 

Taking part in conversations is at our own discretion.

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Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.autisticradio.com.


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 the administration fee is £10 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 your data is sent

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

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