Privacy Policy

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU, effective as of 25th May 2018), strict laws are in place to protect the rights of individuals in regards to their personal data.

This page outlines the responsibilities of this website and it's controller/processor (Henry McPherson) regarding the data of individuals who visit this site and use the contact page, detailing how this data is obtained, processed, and deleted.

Information Commissioner's Office

The MASS Collection project is run by Henry McPherson ( The Data Controller/Processor for the MASS Collection project is Henry McPherson (Dougal McPherson), ICO registration number ZA486842.

The ICO register can be accessed via




This page is powered by implements essential cookies onto all its websites. Wix's privacy policy can be found at:

Cookies are small packets of data which are placed onto the user’s computer when they access a web-page, and are used to provide the user with a smooth experience. Many cookies are essential for the basic running of websites, affecting page-navigation, menus, and loading. Others are used to provide secure connections between the user’s browser and a website, to ensure an encrypted connection, and protect the user’s data. The majority of cookies are called “session cookies”, which will only remain stored on the user’s device for the duration of your web-session, and will be deleted once the browser is closed. Some other cookies are “permanent”, and are stored indefinitely until they are deleted by the user. You can adjust your cookie settings through the “settings” tab in your browser.  Please refer to your individual browser settings for information about managing cookies on specific browsers.

A list of the cookies used on this website can be found below. All cookies used on this site are essential for the smooth running of the website, or to ensure a secure and encrypted connection between the user’s browser and this site.

Cookie Name/Type/Function

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As detailed below in sections “YouTube” and “Soundcloud”, this site uses embedded content from YouTube and Soundcloud, both of which may log user content if the user views embedded content whilst logged in to accounts associated either of these websites. If you are logged into an account with these websites, embedded content may utilise cookies relating to these websites, which will be detailed in the websites' privacy policy. Please see sections below for details.

More information about cookies can be found at

Internet Service Provider (ISP)

The internet service provider of this web page automatically logs access from the user’s browser. The following data is registered and stored:

  • Browser version and type

  • Operating system

  • IP address of computer

  • Time of request

  • Referrer

  • Search strings used on search engines

It is not possible to identify individuals using the above data.

Please contact your internet service provider for more information about how your data is logged and processed.



This website uses embedded content from YouTube YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you view web pages where a YouTube plugin is embedded then data is transmitted to YouTube and stored on their servers. This allows YouTube to keep track which videos you have watched embedded into which websites. If you are logged into YouTube while you watch videos on this site then this will be associated with your account and YouTube logs your personal watch history. You can prevent this by logging out before you watch videos here and YouTube offers extensive controls to limit the storage of the watch history, to disable it and to remove this information from their servers. Please read their privacy policy at



This website uses embedded content from Soundcloud. As with YouTube, if you are logged into your Soundcloud account while listening to embedded content on this website, your streams will be attached to your user. This means Soundcloud will keep track of which tracks you have listened to. As a Soundcloud pro user, I am able to access this stream-data through my account in Soundcloud. This data is amalgamated with streams from Soundcloud’s website so I am unable to tell where a stream has taken place (embedded on my website or from Soundclouds website). Data collected in this way is transfered to and stored on their servers. Please read their privacy policy at


This website contains links to other sites. is in no way responsible for or endorses the content of external sites. This privacy policy applies to this domain ( only. External sites will have their own privacy policies, links to which can often be found at the footer of web-pages.


Your Data


Where is it stored?

By contacting the-mass via the email address on the “Contact” page of this website, your email address (and any other relevant personal information that you provide, ie. name, contact details) will be stored on a secure, password protected, online email server provided by Google. This server is accessed through an encrypted connection on a secure browser, from a secure, password-protected, antivirus-protected computer and smart-phone, and is accessible to the editors of the MASS (Henry McPherson, Maria Sappho). Submission data for potential publications is also stored online via Google Drive Cloud storage, accessed by the editors by the means and devices detailed above.

CuratorSpace: Data sent via the CuratorSpace platform is held on servers as per the platform's privacy policy, which can be found at:, and then held by the editors in Google Drive, accessed and processed as detailed in the paragraph above.

MailChimp: For those signing up to the mailing list provided by MailChimp, data is held and processed as per the platform's privacy policy, which can be found at: 

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: Data sent in communication via the MASS' social media pages is held and processed according the respective privacy policies of these platforms.



How long is it held?

Any identifiable personal data provided via email, CuratorSpace, or Mailchimp will be held for a period of 24 calendar months from the date of first contact, after which point it will be deleted. 

At any point, you may request that your data be preserved after this period by contacting the editors via, and providing your explicit written consent. You reserve the legal right to request a copy of this data, or request correction or deletion of this data, as detailed below.

What is recorded?

Data recorded through emails via the contact page or the submission form will include:

  • Your email address

Data which may also be recorded include:

  • Your name (if given)

  • Your telephone number (if given)

  • Your postal address (if given)

  • Any submission of text, image, links (etc.) for consideration for publication in the MASS.

This data will be held for the sole purposes of:

  • correspondence regarding enquiries

  • publication of works in the MASS, as per the methods detailed on our "home" page, and communication relating to publication

  • contact via the MailChimp newsletter

Your personal data will never be used for marketing purposes, shared with other organisations (with the exception of CuratorSpace and MailChimp, as services used to collect data for us), or sold to any third parties..

In compliance with UK and international law, in the case of suspected criminal activity or other legal obligation, this data may be shared with the relevant UK or international authorities.

At any point, you may exercise your legal right to request a copy of all personal data held. This will be freely provided without unreasonable delay. You reserve the right to request correction, or deletion of this personal data. If you have any concerns about how your data is held or processed, wish to request a copy of any data held about you, or wish to have your data corrected or deleted, please contact us via, and a response will be sent as soon as possible.

Editors: Maria Sappho and Henry McPherson

© Henry McPherson, Maria Sappho 2020

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