Privacy Policy

Greenfields Research (‘Greenfields’) takes your privacy very seriously. Greenfields is committed to protecting the privacy of users of this website.

Who is Greenfields?

Greenfields Research Ltd., is a company registered in England and Wales with company number: 7889252. The registered office is: Hunters Chase, Highfield Farm, Stripe Lane, Hartwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3HA.

The owner and managing director of Greenfields is John Sykes. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, queries abou the data Greenfields holds on you, or any other matter relating to the company, you can reach him at:

The Greenfields website address is:

What personal data Greenfields collects and why it is collected


When visitors leave comments on ‘The Blog’ section of our website 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 anonymized 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.


Website users cannot upload media to the Greenfields website.

Contact forms

If you sign up to the ‘Greenfields Newsletter’ we keep your email address and as an option, your name. Greenfields only uses this information to send you updates from ‘The Blog’ section of the website. Information is kept until the user unsubscribes.


This website doesn’t use any form of marketing cookies; however, this website is built using ‘WordPress’. WordPress does use cookies but only to allow the basic operation of the site. Learn more about the cookies that WordPress uses. You can also learn more about cookies in general here.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 as if you have visited the other website.

Ensure you check the privacy policy of the external website.

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.


Neither Greenfields or WordPress collects any analytics data from this website.

Who Greenfields shares your data with

Neither Greenfields or WordPress shares any personal data with anyone.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site or signed upto the newsletter, you can request a file of the personal data Greenfields holds about you, including any data you have provided to Greenfields. You can also request that Greenfields erases any personal data it holds about you. This does not include any data Greenfields is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Greenfields sends your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service run by Akismet.

Akismet notes that it collects information about visitors who comment on Sites (such as this one) that use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information Akismet collects typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).