Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: and relates to the GB3JV Amateur Television Repeater in SE London.


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.

Accessing the Repeater

When you access the Repeater, be it via RF or the Stream input your access may be anonmously logged to the system “syslog” server. The purpose is for system diagnostics and to provide evidence of repeater activity. Also there is an anonymous SLACK notification sent to members of the GB3JV SLACK channel. The purpose of this is to alert members of repeater activity and again to provide further evidence of repeater activity.

Each repeater access, apart from being broadcast on the repeater output is also streamed over the internet via the BATC streamer and on occasions to other social media channels (e.g. YouTube etc.). Video and sound is also recorded locally and synchronised with a reputable “cloud” storage service for registered site members and anyone with the private link to download. Recordings are held and available for access for up to two years from the date of recording. You can request that any specific recording is deleted from our server by sending an email to the site admin stating the time, date and type of access (e.g. 70cm, 23cm, Stream inputs). The 2m talkback channel is only recorded if there is a simultaneous video access.

The purpose of these recordings is to offer site members the ability to download their own transmissions for personal interest and review. If you wish to use recordings of other amateurs for purposes such as publishing in an article or social media channel you must seek permission from the person(s) who accessed the repeater or who might appear within the content.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.