Data we collect and why
This website does not collect data from you. However, we may receive data about you when you voluntarily submit it, for example to leave a comment or sign-up to our email newsletter. We also receive data from third party providers, this includes when you subscribe to our email newsletter, Google Analytics and social media analytics from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. We use this data to ensure the website is presented effectively for you and your device, and for purposes of analysis.
When a 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.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
If you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to your computer’s hard drive you should take necessary steps within your web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
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. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, described in Third Party section below.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
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.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, you are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. If you follow any of these links, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Third party use of data
This website uses third party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their own privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Akismet – We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. No personal details will be passed on to third parties.
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply you with more relevant content based around your activity.
Subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program, please use the contact details at the end of this policy.
How long we retain 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.
Data in Google Analytics is also stored indefinitely
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this site or subscribed to our newsletter, you can request to receive a 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.