Privacy Policy

Who we are

Welcome to The Ed Wire – a supplementary website to, and part of UKEd.Media Limited in the UK.

We are based in various locations within the UK, and our head office is in Lancashire. Our contact telephone number is 0330 330 4673, and the contact e-mail address is

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it does not collect person data from visitors viewing articles. We do not allow individuals to create accounts on the site, and no personal data is stored.

However, 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 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.

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.

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.

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

If you have additional questions, please contact us via the contact means above, or via our Contact Form.