Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for and the personal blog and newsletter on it called The Inconstant Gardener. is powered by WordPress. The personal newsletter for The Inconstant Gardener section of the site is powered by Mailchimp. Here is a link to Mailchimp’s privacy policy. Here is a link to the privacy policy of WordPress. To contact us about any topic relating to our data collection or privacy policy, contact Leanne via email:

Person-identifying Data


If you subscribe to the The Inconstant Gardener personal newsletter, the email address is collected by the Mailchimp subscription form and stored on The Inconstant Gardener’s email list on Mailchimp. The submission of an email address is a signal of agreement to be sent The Inconstant Gardener newsletter, containing gardening tales, facts, and quizzes, once a week at most, and a signal of agreement to Mailchimp’s privacy policy. Here is a link to Mailchimp’s privacy policy. Subscribers can opt out at any time by clicking unsubscribe in the footer of the emails of The Inconstant Gardener newsletter.


If visitors leave comments on this site, WordPress (which powers the site) collects 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. This is the link to the Gravatar service privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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

If comments are enabled, 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 Third-party Content

This site may include embedded content such as third-party videos, images, or widgets/plug-ins like social media galleries. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may choose to 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. It is encouraged to read their privacy policies before using any of their services.

Data Retention

Email address: if you have subscribed to The Inconstant Gardener newsletter, your email address remains in The Inconstant Gardener mailing list on Mailchimp until you unsubscribe, or the newsletter is retired – whichever is earlier.

Comments: if comments are enabled and you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so WordPress can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Your Data Rights

Email address: if you have subscribed to The Inconstant Gardener newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ button in the footer of The Inconstant Gardener emails. This removes your email address data from the mailing list.

Comments: if these are enabled and you 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 this site or WordPress are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.