This privacy policy sets out how Synergy Explorers uses and protects any information that you give Synergy Explorers when you use this website. Synergy Explorers is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Synergy Explorers may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 13 April 2020.

General Data Protection Regulation

Whilst we are here, we would also like to add a brief note about GDPR Compliance.

GDPR is a piece of legislation that was approved in April 2016. It replaces a previous law called the Data Protection Directive and is aimed at harmonizing rules across the European Union. The aim of the legislation is to give consumers control of their personal data collected by companies. In the UK it is enacted through the Data Protection Act 2018.

Synergy Explorers holds information on only the handful of bloggers who which to publish blogs on its site. No one can make an account unless invited. Bloggers themselves enter an email address to create an account if their blog is under consideration for publication. Bloggers have full access to viewing what information is stored by Synergy Explorers, by accessing their profile.

Other than an email address, to open a Synergy Explorers account, bloggers are not required to enter any personal information.

At this time Synergy Explorers does not share your personal details with any third parties, and should this change in the future, under this privacy policy you will be contacted beforehand to notify you of such changes.

Under the GDPR legislation, you have the right to be ‘forgotten’, and this can be done by closing your account by contacting Synergy Explorers’ Volunteer Support Team. Upon request, all of your personal details are deleted from the Synergy Explorers website and are no longer stored.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email address and Twitter handles.
  • Other information relevant to administering this website.
  • Cookies. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to respond to your enquiry, to supply invited bloggers with access to the website and for internal analysis for advertising or marketing purposes.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Synergy Explorers, The Melting Pot, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL United Kingdom. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to, or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.