Privacy Policy


At My Pickle we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and supporters. Our privacy policy is clear and transparent (and will stay that way).

This website is content is publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial – No Derivatives – License. You are free to share the content on this site provided you give credit to and no changes are made to the content. You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

Given the nature of the website, we try our best to minimise the data we gather. For example, we don’t use Google Analytics.

We do not sell personal data.

When you visit the website…

When you visit the website, your IP address is collected. This is collected by our server for security purposes only – to identify any possible threats or cyber attacks.

From our server, we can see how many visitors we have, where they come from and if they’re unique or not. This usage data is not shared with any third parties and is used by us to monitor and improve our website and services.

When you share a story…

If you share a story, the level of information you provide is at your discretion. We discourage sharing personal details as much as possible. Stories are made freely available in the public domain, both on this website, promotional materials and social media.

My Pickle content is licensed under a Creative Commons – Non Commercial – No Derivatives License. This means any person or third party can share content (including your stories) so long as they are attributed to and not modified. By sharing a story you accept it may be further shared.

On occassion, My Pickle may edit stories in line with the Terms of Use and Story Guidelines. This is to make sure they are easily understood and appropriate.

If you have any concerns over what we publish, including stories you may have previously submitted, please contact us at with details.

When you click to buy a product or visit a third party site

Our website contains some affiliate marketing links, which means we get paid commission on sales of those products or services we list. Our content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships.

How can I disable Skimlinks cookies?
If you no longer want Skimlinks to store data about the websites you visit, the links you click and the Merchants you buy from, you can simply opt-out here This will mean Skimlinks will not drop Skimlinks cookies when you browse websites in our Publisher or Merchant network.

Please note: This opt-out facility relies on a cookie being set on your browser. By visiting the link above, you acknowledge that we will be setting and maintaining the cookie on your browser in order to recognise you as an opted-out visitor. You must opt-out again if you clear that cookie from your browser (see for more information), use a different internet browser, or use a different computer to access the internet.

EU/EEA visitors can understand more about cookies and their choices at

If you opt-out of Skimlinks cookies, Skimlinks will still operate on pages that you visit, and still create monetizable links in content if the Publisher has chosen to install Skimlinks on its website. We just won’t optimise these links based on your preferences and behaviours, nor will we associate the websites you visit and shop from to a specific cookie.

In order for referral fees and commissions to be paid by Merchants to Publishers, Skimlinks works with affiliate networks and other ad networks that manage the relationships between Skimlinks and the Merchants. As set out above, Users who receive Skimlinks cookies are also assigned a unique identifier number.

If you sign up for updates…

We use your details to send you relevant updates for the purpose you shared them until these updates are completed or you unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of the email, or emailing us at

We use Constant Contact to manage our marketing email activities. Constant Contact uses cookies to execute their services that are embedded on this website. The information gathered relating to our website and your data is used to communicate newsletters to you. Constant Contact’s privacy policy is available at:

Constant Contact is our email service provider and is situated in USA. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to the data protection laws of this country. Transfers to this country will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.

When you email us…

We process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us. We use this data to communicate with you and for record-keeping.

Other ways we use your data

In addition to the purposes for we may process your personal data set out above, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests of another natural person.

Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

Providing your personal data to others

We may disclose your personal data to professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining professional advice and managing legal disputes.

Data retention

Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purposes or those purposes. We will retain and delete your personal data as follows:

All data except submitted stories will be retained for 3 years following collection, at the end of which period it will be deleted from our systems.

Stories will remain publicly available indefinitely and as long as they remain relevant to help others facing similar struggles. You may request to delete these at anytime by emailing

Notwithstanding the above, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.


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.

Our Information

This website is owned and operated by My Pickle, whose registered address is Crown House, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX. You can contact us directly via our website contact form, on social media or via email at