Policy Last Updated:  12th April, 2020

Who we are

Our website address is:

J. L. Harland, is the pseudonym used by Jacqueline Harrett and Janet Laugharne for their joint writing projects. They are two writers based in the United Kingdom. The site contains examples and links to their work, both individual and joint.  There are also articles about writing.

We are committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy is designed to outline what personal details we may collect from you before, during or after your use of our website.

Any future changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this page and the date it was last updated is visible at the top.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

We use two type of contact form on this website.  One form is if you have a query and wish to speak to us.  These details are used purely for the administration of the query and responding.  Your email address will not be published and it is not used for any marketing activity by ourselves or third party companies unless you have given us your explicit permission.  The second form is to collect your email address for us to keep in contact with you with changes or news we have regarding the website or our writing projects.  Again these details are not used for any third party marketing or any other purposes.

If you wish your information to be removed from our systems please do not hesitate to contact us.


Cookies are small text files that are placed onto your computer or device by your web browser whenever you visit any website.  Generally they are used to remember any custom settings you have set on that website, allowing us to see how many visitors the site receives and their interactions with the website.  All this information allows us to make improvements to the website.

Our website uses the following types of cookies:

Necessary Cookies:  These cookies are needed to provide core functionality to the site.  Examples include network management, security and prevention of spam.  These can be disabled in your browser settings but are likely to impact how the site works.

Third Party Embedded Cookies:  This covers services we have added to the website that are provided by and hosted companies such as Twitter, Facebook & YouTube. These services may subsequently place cookies on your PC.

Analytics Cookies:  We use Google Analytics to help us improve our website by collecting anonymous information on how the site is used.

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.


We use Google Analytics traffic analytics tool to allow us to see how many people are using the website, how long they spend on the website and with which bits they interact with.

The website has code embedded into each page that allows this system to work.   When you visit the site a series of Google Analytics cookies are added to your browser.  This allows us to anonymously track your usage of the website.  The cookies are designed so as not to directly identify anyone.

If you do not wish to have these cookies in use you can either use the Privacy Settings at the bottom of this page to turn them on or off on this site or alternatively most web browsers allow some control of the cookies in the browser settings menu.

Further information regarding Googles overview of Privacy & Safeguarding Data can be read here:  Google – Safeguarding Your Data

Who we share your data with

The data we collect is used purely by ourselves and is not sold to any third party.  We may share your data as required or permitted by law.  Your data may also be used for a legal or regulatory purpose in order to combat fraud.

How long we retain your data

For any contact made with ourselves via the contact form on the website this information will be kept for 12 months.  This allows us to respond to further queries or refer back if needed to the original communication.

Our Newsletter mailing list is audited annually and any person who requests removal from the list just needs to contact us in order for this to be actioned.

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

For those users that sign up to our mail list we use the US based company MailChimp for our email marketing.  The company is part of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.  Any data processed by them protects the fundamental rights of anyone from the EU under the terms of the agreement.

Further information about MailChimp can be found on their website:  MailChimp

Further information regarding the EU-US Privacy Shield and Data Processing can be found here:  European Commission – EU-US Data Transfers

Contact information

Should you have any queries regarding the above information or requests for your data to be removed from our systems, please contact us via the contact form on the following page: Contact Us

In order to change your privacy preferences, please use the form below. 

Please tick the fields you accept and then submit. 
This form can also be used to update your preferences.