This Privacy Policy applies to the Marathon Talk website and governs our data collection and usage. By using the Marathon Talk website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Key to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is that data must only be processed (collected, stored, and used) when there is a lawful basis for doing so. There are six accepted lawful bases for processing information (see here for more details), of which we largely utilise ‘Contract’ or ‘Consent’.


Collection of Your Personal Information

At registration, we collect a range of personal information, such as your email address, postcode, name, address, telephone number, date of birth, and gender.

We also automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software when you visit our website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. We use this information for the operation of our services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our digital platform.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through our public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: We do not, and cannot, read any of your private online communications.

We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Use of Your Personal Information

We process your personal information in order to operate our website and deliver the services you have requested. We also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from ourselves and our partners.

We do not sell our contact information to third parties. Although we may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information is not transferred to the third party.

In addition, we may from time-to-time share anonymised data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis or send digital communications. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to us, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.


Contacting You

When you register with us we commit to providing you with a service that includes all aspects of the website, such as the Listener Podium and the Launch Pad. As such, we may need to send you related emails from time-to-time, and these would fall under the lawful basis of ‘contract’.

Additionally you can sign up to receive our weekly show notes, updates, and partner messages, via a newsletter sign-up section on our website. This is the only way to subscribe to these emails, and requires a positive opt-in. As such, this data is processed (and these emails sent to you) under the lawful basis of ‘consent’.



The Marathon Talk Web site use cookies to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web-page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise Marathon Talk pages, or register with Marathon Talk site or services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same Marathon Talk Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the same features that you customised.


Cookies set by Marathon Talk


Cookie NameDescriptionDuration
wordpress_<hash> **On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/2 years
wordpress_logged_in_<hash>  **After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_<hash> cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.Session
wp-settings-<time>-<UID>  **WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-<time>-<UID> cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.Session
WordPress_google_apps_login **This cookie is set by the plugin ‘Google Apps Login for WordPress’ and may be present for users who login to WordPress via their Google or GSuite account.Session
wordpress_test_cookieUsed to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.Session
PHPSESSIDA session cookie set by the web server.Session
DYNSRVSet by our hosting providers load balancer to manage traffic.Session
__atuvcSet by the social sharing platform AddThis to ensure that users see an updated count of shares.1 year
__atuvsSet by the social sharing platform AddThis to ensure that users see an updated count of shares.30 min


Cookies set by AddThis


__atuvcSet by the social sharing platform AddThis to ensure that users see an updated count of shares.1 year
__atuvsSet by the social sharing platform AddThis to ensure that users see an updated count of shares.30 min
uiRecognise a visitor when they return to the site.1 year
uvcUpdate the counter monitoring the sharing of content via social media sites.1 year
loc Geolocate, within a State, the people sharing content via social media sites.1 year
ouidSet by AddThis 1 year



Cookies set by Google Analytics


Cookie NameDescriptionDuration
_gaUsed to distinguish users.2 years
_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours
_gatUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.1 minute
AMP_TOKENContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_<property-id>Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.90 days
_gaexpOptimize 360 – Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.90 days


How to change your Cookie preferences

The most popular web browsers typically provide additional tools to users for controlling or restricting cookies on their device.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit


Security of Your Personal Information

We secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, and secure the personally-identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.


Your Rights Over Your Personal Information

You can view any data that you have submitted to this website at any time by logging in and visiting your profile page. This page also gives you the functionality to delete your website account, including data that we hold about you. All of our subscription based emails provide an unsubscribe link to allow you to immediately opt-out of receiving further communications.


Changes to This Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect feedback, and we encourage you to periodically review its content in order to be informed of how we are protecting your information.


Contact Information

We welcome your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us via [email protected] or use the following form