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Editorial Policy

At Smokey Cow Publishing we know that connecting the younger generation to nature and agriculture is vitally important to the sustainability of caring for the environment and safe food production. We want to educate children aged 7-11 without harming or confusing them. 

Content Goals and Principles 

To ensure the safety and welfare of our readers we outline the ethical and editorial standards demonstrated. These policy guidelines are designed to outline the relevant criteria required for content, both through wording and imagery. 

Personal Information

 • All personal information collected for subscription purposes will not be revealed to a third party and will be stored confidentially under GDPR rules. This information will only be used for the purpose in which it was sent. 

• All information will be stored for as long as it is needed, therefore if a reader unsubscribes all personal data will be destroyed. 

• If a child enters a competition, submits a story or photo, we will explain what information is requested and why.

No additional information will be required. The age of consent in Data Protection Law in the UK for processing personal data is 13. This will then include all our targeted readers. Parental consent will be required for subscriptions, competition entries, story and photo submissions. 


Smokey Cow Publishing take moderation of content very seriously and do not wish to influence, harm or upset any readers. However, within the content, there may at times be issues that could raise concern to the reader. It is not with any intention that this might happen. Some readers may find the comprehension of understanding controversial talking points difficult, but every effort will be made to discuss clearly and with an open viewpoint. 

We will, on occasion, have a freedom of expression to teach value and understanding of intricate issues within the animal world. This will allow the reader to enhance their learning in a pragmatic way. 

All content will be factual, fun and engaging and will be reviewed by the editorial team.

Privacy & Safety

Here at Smokey Cow Publishing we value your privacy and, in this document (Privacy Policy) will outline our responsibility and commitment to safeguarding your personal information. Our policy may change over time, so please check regularly for any updates. 




What information will we collect?

Once you have placed an order, we will gather name, address, delivery address (if different), telephone number and email address. This data is necessary and if not received we cannot provide our service to you. You may retain personal information that is not relevant to the order.


Cookies are used to aid the smooth running of the website but also provide information on website usage. A random selection of data may be analysed for website traffic via the use of Cookies, such as time spent on the website. 

Children’s Data

Data provided to us regarding a child or children from a parent or guardian means you consent to receiving the magazine. We will never meaningfully send any marketing communications to any child under the age of 13. We may use any collected information to contact you regarding the magazine. If you any reason you feel we have collected any information about your child without consent then please contact us. 

Competition Terms and Conditions

The YoungStock will not share any of your personal information to third parties. Details will only be used to notify competition winners, which are open to 5 – 13 year-olds, resident in the UK and Ireland. Entries will need to be submitted following the competition rules. Winners will be selected as described in the competition rules and may vary from time to time. No responsibility can be accepted for damaged or lost entries. Winners will be notified and prizes sent to relevant address. 

The editor’s decision is final on any tie breakers or a fair draw if required. By entering any competitions, you are bound by these rules, and the judges and editor have agreed to these rules. No purchase is necessary. 


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