Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: and is maintained on behalf of the Stroudwater Textile Trust, the lead partner for the Wool & Water Festival. (See About Us.)

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 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

Where you have filled in a form this will be used only for the stated purpose e.g the Application for Hawkwood Residencies will be passed to them for their consideration and funder Reckitt Arts Trust.


Cookies are used to enhance the website visitor experience only.

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 do not share data

This site is managed on behalf of the Stroudwater Textile Trust. We will not share your data with any other party without your prior written approval.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment is retained indefinitely or until such time as the website is eradicated. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments.

For users that register on our website for the Material Flow exhibition we will hold that data only until the end of the Wool & Water Festival except for you website address if you chose that option. You can ask us to remove that at any time.