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It has been some time since the UK signed up to GDPR. We are introducing a new tool to help you manage your website compliance. If you you employ a range of tools to keep in touch with your followers, users, customers, guests, friends or whatever, your policies will need to incorporate all that you…
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Not only is Ourlocality locally-based but its advert-free.
More’s the point we don’t use personal information for marketing.
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We use a popular opensource software platform, based on WordPress, with lots of security built-in.
We foster an environment that encourages free thinking, debate and communication.
We want local democracy to flourish and provide people a platform for any cause, however small.
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