Privacy Policy

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 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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We do not have any cheeky or misleading sign-up checkboxes on our contact forms throughout our website. This means that if you wish to get in contact with us through our website, that you will not then be automatically signed into or receive any annoying marketing media emails. Contact forms are your you to get in touch with us and we keep it that was. Your contact from will require you to fill in your name and reply email address so that we can get back in contact with your enquiry. This personal data is used simply for that and is not sold or distributed to any one or any other organisation.


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 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Simple answer is no one. we do not share any data which may be saved on our system, with any other organisation or person. Your data is keep save on our servers using multiple layers of safety protocols such as our SSL and our hosting partners monitoring  team deflecting any DDoS attacks.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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

Your data is keep through our systems hosting servers. These servers have some of the best encryption and data protection protocols employed by our hosting team to ensure any data collected is keep save and confidential.

Additional Information

How we protect your data

Your data is keep through our systems hosting servers. These servers have some of the best encryption and data protection protocols employed by our hosting team to ensure any data collected is keep save and confidential from our SSL certificates to our hosting teams meticulous monitoring of any and all thwart suspicious activity and deflect DDoS attacks.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We take any security breech seriously. In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, PrintFab3D shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the ICO. 

What this means is that in the unlikely event that there is any security breech that effects your personal data our procedure is to firstly contain the breach. Our next step is to notify you of the breech so that you may take any pre causes if  you wish. Our next line of protocol is to stop any breech that may have occurred and report it to appropriate authorities.

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements