Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the IMPACT Printmaking Journal, published by the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Our website address is:

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Enquirer Privacy Notice

Your personal information will be processed by the University of the West of England, Bristol, in accordance with the provisions and principles of the General Data Protection Regulation as enacted and amended by UK legislation. If you submit an article for peer review we will hold your data securely and not make it available to any third party unless permitted or required to do so by law.

Rights and Permissions

For Issue One: Authors may re-publish or rework their contributions, but may not use the copyedited version, or the format and designs of the final PDF version of the IMPACT Printmaking Journal. We ask that you let us know about your intention to republish, and that you waive these rights until a year after the our journal is published and distributed. A full citation should be given for the original source.

For Issue Two and ongoing: The content of the work on this site is published by a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0 licence). The licence allows others to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work published in this site, even commercially, as long as credit is given for the original creation.

Transfer of contract from those who published in Issue one and Issue two will be performed over the next few months.