Who we are

Our website address is: https://mcfal.com.

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: 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.

Contact forms

If a page with a contact form is submitted, all the data you sent via the form is submitted to us. This data is not shared with any third-party, however we reserve the right to share this data with a trusted contractor. The form may also submit partial details such as your browser fingerprint, location and IP address.


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.


We do not use any third party analytics. Apache (The web server software) stores IP addresses and browser locations as part of it’s default log routine.

Who we share your data with

McFadden Associated LTD employs third party suppliers to provide services including utilising the services of a credit reference agency (https://www.transunion.co.uk/legal-information/bureau-privacy-notice)

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. 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 we send your data

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

How we protect your data

We adhere strictly to the General Data Protection Regulations of the European Union, and do not share data unless necessary. You can request (for a small collection fee) a list of contractors we share data with. We may waive this fee as a reserved right.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we are required to publish an incident report within 60 days, in cases where the data released may be a considerable threat to a persons online security.

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

We require all decision making with customer data to be done manually. We may however use an automated credit checking service to profile a customer.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We are required to disclose when we use an automated decision making process, and may be bound by further, industry-specific data management laws. For more information, please refer to the Financial Conduct Authority guideline documentation.