Privacy Policy

Accepting or Refusing Cookies

When you first go on this site, you will be given the option to accept or refuse non essential cookies, such as those used for analysis and adverts as described below.

Accepting or Rejecting this choice will leave a cookie on your device which remembers your decision, and automatically implements it on your next visit. This cookie lasts for one month.

By default, these cookies are not enabled, and you will have to accept in order for them to take effect.

What personal data we collect, why we collect it and for how long it’s stored

Comments

When you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

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.

Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact forms

If you fill in a contact form, no information about you is stored directly, but the email that you sent will remain in our inbox. Once it is clear that your query has been dealt with, the email that you sent will be deleted permanently.

Newsletter

If you have subscribed to our newsletter or if you are a member of our website (you can log in), there is a good chance you will receive emails from us.

We will only send you emails which you have signed up to receive, or which pertain to the services we provided to you.

To send you emails, we use the name and email address you provide us. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system.

This website can send emails through the MailPoet sending service. This service allows us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters.

No identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.

Any inactive subscribers will be removed from the newsletter subscription after 6 months of inactivity.

Automatic Collection of Data

The following data collection is done automatically, subject to your permission, as described at the beginning of this policy.

Google Adsense

We use Google Adsense in order to display adverts on this website.

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When you visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on your browser.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to our website or other websites.

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve you ads based on your visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings

Analytics

We use Google analytics to track and analyse visits to our site. Its sole purpose is to improve the functioning of the site.

This service uses cookies which collect data such as visits, duration of visit, internet browser, location etc. This information is then sent to Google.

We will never use this tool to track or collect any personally identifiable information. The IP addresses that are collected are never associated with any details about your identity.

All data collected in this way is anonymous.

For more information on how Google collects and processes data, please visit: policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

You can opt out of this service by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-Out page.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have subscribed to the newsletter, contacted the website via a contact form, 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.

Contact

If you have any further queries regarding this privacy policy, please fill in a contact form here.