Who I am:

I am Sally Gorton. I work as a freelance communications professional using the trading name, Bang the Drum Consulting. You can get in touch with me via this website’s contact form.

What personal data I collect and why:


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If you submit a message via this website’s contact form, or you reach out to me directly via email, telephone, WhatsApp or text, you are consenting to me storing your contact data for the purposes of responding to your query and also future contact that may be legitimately made in relation to it. 


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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.



I use Google’s analytics tool to better understand the number and type of users that visit this website and how they found it. Google Analytics uses cookies to operate. If your internet browser is set to automatically refuse such cookies, they will not be placed.

Who I share your data with:

I use cloud-based business productivity software, including Microsoft, WordPress,  Google, Apple and Mailchimp to manage my business and provide services to clients. All accounts are naturally kept secure. 


I do not share personal data with other people or organisations without your explicit consent.

How long I retain your data:

I will retain transaction data indefinitely or until it is no longer useful for proper record-keeping.

What rights you have over your data:

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you. You can also request that I erase any personal data held in my records. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.