One Man In The Middle website was set up in September 2015 by Rob and Ruth Allwright.

The website exists to serve Christians individually and collectively in their walk with God.

We do this in 3 ways.

1. We write reviews of new Christian music, books and DVDs from an honest and unbiased perspective. We look at content as well as style in all of these areas.

2. We network with Christian creatives. We do this to help promote the artists who are putting time and effort into quality music, literature and entertainment, many of whom are independent with limited promotional budget.

3. We inspire and equip. We do this through reflections, interviews and content designed to introduce people to the loving God who we call Father and to help them establish a relationship with God through the death of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. 

History

Rob has been writing about Christian music since his teenage years when he used to review for Cross Rhythms Magazine. In 2002 he started working with a small magazine called Soteria. Along with an ever-changing group of volunteers Rob and the team established a strong website presence and a regular youth magazine. The website content included the magazine content from each issue as well as extra reviews of Christian music, and books, videogames, dvds all written from a Christian perspective. Rob also regularly contributed to the "Eat The Word" daily devotional website run by WYNet, the youth arm of the Wycliffe Bible Translators. Alongside his full-time voluntary role at Soteria he also found time to write reviews for Christian Home & School Magazine and the short-lived I love Christian Music / Jesus’ Child Magazine.

In 2011/12 Rob went through a number of personal setbacks in his private life and at that point withdrew from all his Christian work to take stock and discover the next step. (You can read more about this in Divorced but not Disqualified Part 1 | Part 2)

In the late summer of 2014 Rob got married to Ruth and they started making a new life together, this included a move to a new town, new church and even a new job! Rob had kept out of any Christian work over this time, barely writing anything at all, but as summer 2015 came he began to feel a burden to write and share again unknown to Ruth. Unknown to Rob, Ruth had been discussing Rob's writing and his gifting with her friends, saying how she would love to see him do this work once again. This all came to a head when both Rob and Ruth had the same discussion almost at the same time with different friends. Rob resolved to write because he felt God had still given him the gift to do that and he told one of his Soteria colleagues. Later that day Ruth told Rob he should be writing some how again! The very next day at Creation Fest Rob bumped into the people who used to print Soteria and they asked if he knew any Christian writers for a project they were starting...

Rob started One Man In The Middle initially to share anonymously thoughts about his life, but soon the urge to get involved in the Christian Media scene and share his love for that became too much. The website was reorganised and changed  focus to reviews of Christian Music, Books and, more recently, films. Shortly after this Ruth wanted to support Rob and started identifying artists with new projects and built up contacts and albums to review. 

Since then we have completed over 200 music reviews and around 40 interviews with Christian artists and have built up a following on Social Media which feeds into our website visitors. We also have a strong working partnership with AStepFWD.com who use our content on their website adding to our reach and has established Rob as one of the key music reviewers in the UK Christian market today.

Rob and Ruth both add extra Bible and Lifestyle content to One Man In The Middle, often in the form of personal reflections and Bible teaching. Ruth suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME which means that she is able to present a deeper viewpoint and a unique perspective.

Music Reviews and more

At One Man In The Middle we like to provide honest, unbiased reviews for the Christian marketplace. If you would be interested in having your release featured on our site then please contact us, but please read the notes below first.

Music

We regularly review Albums and EPs, unfortunately we are currently unable to review singles, however we work closely with our friends at astepfwd.com who produce a monthly chart for Christian music singles released in the UK.

In order to give your release the time and attention that it deserves we require either a full physical copy of the release or a downloadable format, this is so our reviewer can listen on different devices of their choice. We regret that we cannot review items on Spotify, Youtube or other streaming media.

One Man In The Middle is a UK based website, although our readership is international. Please bear this in mind if you are sharing codes for a download site as some site giftcodes are region specific!

Books

We are happy to accept book submissions for review and are prepared to review both Christian Fiction and non-fiction, including biographies, teaching, lifestyle etc. In order to review we accept physical printed media only. We will not be able to review PDF or eBook submissions, sorry.

DVD / Film Releases

Although film distribution is increasingly online we would request a physical review copy on DVD / Blu-Ray encoded for Region 2. This enables us to get the best viewing experience possible for your feature.

Other

There is a whole lot of creativity in the Christian marketplace and we are interested in giving these exposure and bringing something new and different to our readers. So we will consider anything such as Christian Clothing, Board and Computer Games, and even novelty gift products with a Christian message. We may not be able to "review" them in the same detail but we can work out other methods of editorial coverage. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any proposition you may have.

Privacy policy

1.     Introduction

1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.

1.2    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3    We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

1.4    In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to One Man In The Middle. For more information about us, see Section 12.

2.     Credit

2.1    This document was created using a template from Docular (https://docular.net).

3.     How we use your personal data

3.1    In this Section 3 we have set out:

(a)    the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b)    the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(c)    the legal bases of the processing.

3.2    We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.

3.3    We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.4    We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website ("profile data"). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.5    We may process your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services ("service data"). The source of the service data is you or your employer. The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.6    We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.7    We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.8    We may process information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information ("customer relationship data"). The customer relationship data may include your name, your employer, your job title or role, your contact details, and information contained in communications between us and you or your employer. The source of the customer relationship data is you or your employer. The customer relationship data may be processed for the purposes of managing our relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications and promoting our products and services to customers. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper management of our customer relationships.

3.9    We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

3.10  We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

3.11  We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

3.12  We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

3.13  In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3.14  Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

4.     Providing your personal data to others

4.1    We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4.2    In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

5.     Retaining and deleting personal data

5.1    This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

5.2    Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.3    We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a)    personal data will be retained for a minimum period of 0 months following the last visit to the website, and for a maximum period of 12 months following the last visit of the website.

5.4    In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:

(a)    the period of retention of personal data will be determined based on specific contact through our contact us page.

5.5    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

6.     Amendments

6.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

6.2    You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

7.     Your rights

7.1    In this Section 7, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

7.2    Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)    the right to access;

(b)    the right to rectification;

(c)    the right to erasure;

(d)    the right to restrict processing;

(e)    the right to object to processing;

(f)     the right to data portability;

(g)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h)    the right to withdraw consent.

7.3    You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

7.4    You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

7.5    In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

7.6    In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

7.7    You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

7.8    To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a)    consent; or

(b)    that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,

        and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

7.9    If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

7.10  To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

7.11  You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us, in addition to the other methods specified in this Section 7.

8.     About cookies

8.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

8.2    Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

8.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

9.     Cookies that we use

9.1    We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;

(b)    status - we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

(c)    advertising - we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you;

(d)    analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services; and

(e)    cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

10.   Cookies used by our service providers

10.1  Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

10.2  We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

10.3  We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. This behaviour tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements that you see on other websites to reflect your interests (but we do not publish interest-based advertisements on our website). You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative's multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.

10.4  We use ITunes to provide music samples. This service uses cookies for tracking your engagement with and purchases. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://www.apple.com/uk/legal/privacy/en-ww.

11.   Managing cookies

11.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)     https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

11.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

11.3  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

12.   Our details

12.1  This website is owned and operated by One Man In The Middle.

12.2  You can contact us:

(a)    using our website contact form; or

(b)    by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.

Credit

This document was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.freenetlaw.com.

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