We believe that you have the right to control the use of your personal information, and we strive to make sure that your privacy is always respected. This statement explains the circumstances under which we collect information about you, what information we collect and how we handle that information.  


  • We only ever collect information about you that we need in order to provide the service you have requested.
  • We strictly limit the processing of your personal information, and work only with other organisations that also observe equally strict limits.
  • We will store your data securely and transmit it only in encrypted form.


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If we collect information about you, we will only use this information to provide the service that you have requested and for very closely related purposes. If you choose to subscribe to any of our services, you can, of course, cancel the arrangement at any time and we aim to make doing so as easy as possible. We will also add you to our newsletter subscription service (see “Newsletter Subscribers” below). You can unsubscribe at any time. We will never contact you directly. Please let us know that you wish to be removed from any sort of communication from the Contact Us page and we will remove you from future communications.


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 anonymized 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.


Cookies are small files or database entries that websites can place on your machine. They can be used to help identify you where we need to, for example to customise your view of our website. We use a number of third-party services which place cookies on your machine. You can find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them at When you first visit our site we show you a notification about cookies with a link that lets you opt-out of receiving third party cookies. If you don’t opt out we assume that it is OK to place cookies on your machine for the next 28 days, at which point we will show you the notice again, in case you’ve changed your mind. You can opt in or out of receiving third party cookies at any time in the third party cookie section below. We use a cookie called thirdParyOptOut to record if you opt-in or out of allowing us to use third party cookies for analytics and advertising. We use a cookie called cookieNotifHidden to record when you click to close our cookie notification. 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.


Like all websites we use links to other websites. We aren’t responsible for the content of those sites or for how they handle your privacy.


We do not use the information submitted through our contact form for marketing purposes.


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.


Visitor comments are subject to checking through an automated spam detection service.


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.


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.


The Instagram Feed plug-in uses the Instagram API on the website front end. All the data received from Instagram via the API is cached in the WordPress database for some short period to provide front end optimisation. You may request us to delete your Instagram data if it is accidentally cached in our website database with hashtag feed data. Instagram saves some cookies in browsers of website visitors via API data. These cookies are mostly used for security purposes. They are regulated under terms of Instagram’s Privacy Policy.


We aim to meet and even exceed the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. We take any complaints we receive extremely seriously. We encourage you to bring it to our attention if you think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We also welcome any feedback about our procedures. You can contact us at the email should you wish to make a complaint or offer feedback. We will keep this statement under review and will add any changes to this webpage. Please direct feedback, complaints or queries via our online contact form.


Under the European General Data Protection Regulation, EU citizens are entitled to ask whether we hold any personal information about you and what information we hold. This process is called making a ’Subject Access Request’. Regardless of whether you are an EU citizen, if we have any information about you we will:
  • Tell you what the information is
  • Tell you why we’re holding it
  • Tell you to whom we are obliged to disclose it and under what circumstances
  • Let you have a copy of it in an intelligible form — typically an openly documented electronic format or a paper copy. We do not charge for providing electronic copies.
To make a request for any personal information we may hold, you need to put the request in writing to the email address on our Contact Us page. If you are happy for us to do so, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone. If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by contacting us by email. We may ask you to confirm your identity before providing this information, so that there is no risk of data falling into the wrong hands.


Like most websites, we collect data about our visitors in our web server log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as Virgin Media, Be Broadband, BT or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (eg Chrome, Firefox or Epiphany), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited. We use this information for administrative purposes and retain it for up to a month. This information is typically hard to tie to a single individual without extensive resources and we never attempt to do so. You can avoid us and other websites logging your personal IP address by using a vpn service, or by using Tor, which can be downloaded from .
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