Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

Contact forms

our website contact forms and payment providers we use


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.

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

none other than directly with our payment providers

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 who 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 we send your data

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

Your contact information

Only basic information so that we may contact you via email all payment information is stored directly with our payment providers

Additional information

How we protect your data

  1. Encryption: We employ industry-standard encryption techniques to safeguard your data during transmission. This includes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt data transmitted between your browser and our servers.
  2. Access Controls: Access to your personal information is restricted to authorized personnel only. We implement strict access controls and authentication mechanisms to prevent unauthorized access.
  3. Firewalls: Our systems are protected by firewalls and intrusion detection systems to monitor and prevent unauthorized access to our network.
  4. Regular Audits: We conduct regular security audits and assessments to identify and address any potential vulnerabilities in our systems.
  5. Data Minimization: We only collect and retain the minimum amount of personal information necessary to provide our services. We do not store sensitive information unless absolutely necessary, and when we do, it is encrypted and stored securely.
  6. Employee Training: Our employees undergo regular training on data protection and privacy practices to ensure they understand their responsibilities in handling sensitive information.
  7. Third-Party Vendors: When we engage third-party vendors to process personal information on our behalf, we ensure they adhere to the same high standards of data protection and security that we maintain.
  8. Incident Response: In the event of a data breach or security incident, we have established procedures in place to respond promptly, investigate the incident, and take appropriate remedial actions.

Despite our best efforts, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

  1. Detection: We employ robust monitoring systems to promptly detect any unauthorized access or breach of data.
  2. Response Team: Upon detection of a data breach, we assemble a designated response team comprising of individuals with expertise in IT security, legal affairs, and communication.
  3. Containment: The response team immediately takes steps to contain the breach, limiting its scope and preventing further unauthorized access.
  4. Assessment: A thorough investigation is conducted to assess the extent of the breach, the type of data compromised, and the potential impact on affected individuals.
  5. Notification: If the breach poses a risk to the privacy or security of our users, we notify them promptly in accordance with relevant legal requirements. Notification includes details about the nature of the breach, steps taken to mitigate its impact, and recommendations for affected individuals to protect themselves.
  6. Regulatory Compliance: We adhere to all applicable data protection laws and regulations, including GDPR, CCPA, and others, regarding the reporting and handling of data breaches.
  7. Remediation: Following a data breach, we take appropriate measures to remediate the situation, which may include enhancing security measures, updating policies and procedures, and providing additional training to staff members.
  8. Communication: We maintain transparent communication with affected individuals, regulatory authorities, and other relevant stakeholders throughout the breach response process.
  9. Documentation: Detailed records of the data breach incident, including the steps taken to address it, are documented for internal review and regulatory compliance purposes.
  10. Continuous Improvement: We continuously evaluate and enhance our data breach response procedures based on lessons learned from past incidents and emerging best practices in cybersecurity.

By implementing these data breach procedures and communicating them effectively in your privacy policy, you demonstrate your commitment to safeguarding users’ personal information and mitigating risks associated with potential breaches.

What third parties we receive data from

Payment providers and UK law enforcement

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

In our privacy policy, we are committed to transparency regarding any automated decision-making processes or profiling involving user data. Currently, we do not engage in any automated decision-making or profiling activities that significantly affect our users. If we ever implement such processes in the future, we will update our privacy policy accordingly and provide clear information about the nature of these processes, their purposes, and their potential impacts on users’ rights and freedoms. We prioritize user privacy and will always strive to minimize any potential risks associated with the processing of personal data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

1. Information We Collect

  • Personal Information: We may collect personal information such as your name, email address, contact information, and any other information you provide when you use our services.
  • Usage Data: We collect information about your interactions with our services, including your IP address, browser type, pages visited, and other usage statistics.

2. How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our services.
  • To personalize your experience and deliver tailored content.
  • To communicate with you, including responding to your inquiries and providing customer support.
  • To analyze usage trends and improve our services.
  • To comply with legal obligations and industry regulations.

3. Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • To our trusted service providers who assist us in operating our services.
  • To comply with legal requirements or respond to lawful requests from government authorities.
  • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, where your information may be transferred as part of the transaction.

4. Data Security

We take reasonable measures to protect the security of your personal information and prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration.

5. Your Rights and Choices

You have the right to access, update, or delete your personal information. You may also opt out of certain data collection and processing activities.

6. Third-Party Links and Services

Our services may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not operated or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third parties.

7. Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

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