The Totally Pointless Freestyle Tricktips Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is, oddly enough, You know, the one you can see at the top of this privacy policy page. We’re run by an often-drunk but always-angry freestyle skateboarder from England. He normally says he’s “from Derby, but lives in London”, but neither one of those places is geographically accurate. However, “Newhall” and “Tunbridge Wells” are not places most people will know, so it’s simpler to say Derby and London, as Americans will know at least one of those cities.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Now we actually have comments enabled, we’ve had to update this bit. So, if you leave a comment we will collect the data shown in the comments form (you know, the comment. And your name. The things you’re actually giving us) 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 upload images to the website, the administrator would like to know how, as that’s not something which is enabled anywhere. However, you really 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, which means it’d be really easy to turn up to one of the not-so-secret skate spots we (by which I mean I) film these things at.

Contact forms

We might have one at some point. Currently we don’t. If a wild contact form has appeared and it doesn’t say anything about it here, then use that contact form to let us know.


If you ever leave a comment on this here website doo-hicky 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, which is a damn sight better than the chocolate chip ones we had to throw away last week. You don’t have an account and you can’t log in to this site, but if by some miracle you do, 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. If you’re using a gluten-free browser, we will do our best to cater for that. 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 before they go stale, 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, and you’ll have to drink your milk without them. 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. We’ve tried improving that but apparently mango goes off quickly. Post ID can’t be stored in a normal cookie. We’re not sure why.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites will behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. As, you know, that’s how embeds work. It’s literally a chunk of another website appearing in this one, so if you are super into privacy notices (and current behaviour suggests you are), then you’ll want to go and have a look at their privacy notice, too. After all, 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.


Oh, yeah. Google Analytics are a thing. We might have set some up, but we’ve not looked at them for a while. Someone should really get on that.

Who we share your data with

Google, apparently. Also, Russia.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept forever (or at least until the heat death of the universe). This is really for your own good – it means that conversations can carry on underneath posts in the name of skateboard-based knowledge and education.

What rights you have over your data

SERIOUS GDPR BIT: 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 (including the comments mentioned above). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

All your comments go through an automated spam filter. We have to do this because you keep trying to sell us erection pills and SEO advice. If you just kept the conversation about fingerflips and pogo tricks, this wouldn’t be an issue. You’ve really bought it on yourselves.

Your contact information

Don’t call us. We’ll call you.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Due to the fact this website is devoted to teaching freestyle tricks, we have no desire to collect any of your data – and as only one person (and an East German) gets to look at the back end of this site anyway, that data we’re not collecting is pretty damned safe.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have a small dog called Growler who sits near the laptop and bites anyone who comes near it, including the administrator. We’re getting through a huge supply of bandages over here.

What third parties we receive data from


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

We work on the sole assumption that everyone who willingly visits this website spends too much time watching anime, has a terrible haircut and either drinks too much caffeine or alcohol, depending on age and geographical location.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

There are no regulations in the freestyle skateboarding industry. It’s like the wild west, only with fewer horses and more guns.

We use Smush (an image compression service), and this is their entirely non-amusing privacy policy:

Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below. Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers. Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Boring stuff now over. Go learn how to kickflip or something.