Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy

Who we are

Curry Culture is a blog and news website about curry written and managed by Guy Parker based at The Stables, Paradise Wharf, Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2JN. Our contact telephone number is 0161 236 3939 and you can also contact us via our website contact form.

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.


We offer you the option to sign up for the newsletter and if you do so we will retain your contact details to enable us to communicate with you. You will be able to unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time.

If you unsubscribe we will keep this information too so that we know you no longer wish to hear from us. To have your details totally removed please write to us using out contact page.


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

We use contact forms on this website to allow you to get in touch with us. The information you send us on  these forms is stored as a database for reference purposes but you will not be added to our marketing database unless you expressly request that.

We have a separate newsletter sign up list.


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.


Our website uses Google Analytics to track the performance of our website. This allows us to know information on the number of visitors, some information about where they are visiting from, the content they read and the technology they are using. We can also identify the IP address of some visitors, this information is processed via the Google Analytics platform and is used for performance reporting only.

Who we share your data with

Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

If we run a promotion on behalf of a third party company we will make it clear on the promotion page(s) who we are working with and who we will be sharing any details you provide with and how they will be used.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment or complete a contact form, the comment or form 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.

You can view data collected by your use of this website (other than forms) here

Where we send your data

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

Contact information

Our contact telephone number is 0161 236 3939 and you can also contact us via our website contact form. You can also email us at If you have any concerns about how your data is being stored or used then please contact us.

Full information on your rights under the Data Protection Act can be found from the following link:

Additional information

How we protect your data

We will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us over the internet.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We run security software to protect this website and our in house IT system. In the event of a data breach, all people whose data

What third parties we receive data from

Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

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

We may run an application called “whoisvisiting” on our website which tries to identify the company a web visitor is visiting from. This information is processed and stored on the whoisvisitng platform and their privacy policy can be viewed here.

Other than mentioned above and the general profiling provided by Google Analytics we perform no automated profiling processes on your data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

If you have any questions which you feel have not been answered by this Privacy Notice and Cookies Policy you can contact us by using our website contact form, by email to or by telephone on 0161 236 3939.


We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

This policy will be updated in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation once these have been translated into UK law

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