Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how uses any information that is gathered or collected from visitors to this website. Any information gathered by this website by which a visitor can be identified will be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Information collected may include contact information including email addresses, demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests, and / or other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

When visitors leave comments on the site, content collected include the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to enable spam detection. An anonymized string (a “hash” based on the visitor’s email address) may be delivered to the Gravatar service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available on their website at: Gravatar profile photos will display if available. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Visitors who choose to leave a comment on this site may opt-in to saving their name, e-mail address and website in cookies to enable future comments to be made more easily. If any images posted in the comments carry embedded location data, this would be stored with the image file.

Visitors to the login page will have a temporary cookie delivered to determine if the browser in use accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when the visitor closes their browser.

If visitors log in, several cookies are download in order to store login information and visitors’ screen display and browsing preferences. If visitors log in, and then log out, login cookies will be removed.

If you are a contributor to this website and are given access to 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 content you have edited.

Website visitors who choose to register on the website, the information visitors provide is stored in their user/visitor profile. Website visitors can see, edit, or delete any personal information at any time (usernames will remain as a unique ID for that profile). Website administrators can see and edit the information. If a website visitor requests a password reset, the visitor’s IP address will be included in the reset email.

Website visitors who create an account on this site, or who post comments, can request to receive an exported file of any personal data stored and can request that data be removed with the exception of any data that is required to be stored for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How information collected may be used

Information is collected about visitors to this website to understand the needs and preferences of visitors and to provide visitors with better quality communications and services. The information may be used to improve products and services or to send promotional emails about products, special offers or other information which a visitor may find interesting. Visitor information may be used to contact website visitors for research purposes. Visitors may be contacted by email, phone, fax or mail. Information gathered may be used to customize the website and communications according to interests or preferences based browsing records. is committed to ensuring that information is secure to the best of its ability and based on suitable industry practices.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on a website visitor’s computer’s hard drive. If / when a visitor agrees, or based on the settings and preferences a website visitor has selected in their chosen web browser, a file is saved better understand web traffic to the website and / or visitor interests and preferences, and / or to enable web applications to respond to website visitors based on their individual history, preferences or interests. Cookies enable website and / or web applications to tailor their operations to the preferences and history of individual visitors. Cookies enable website traffic logs that help to identify which pages are used or visited, enabling website traffic information to be used to improve and / or modify or customize website content.

Technically, a cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to whatever web browser visitors choose to use to visit a website. Cookies are stored based on the preferences visitors set within their chosen web browser and / or preferences they select when visiting individual websites. The identifier is then sent back to the server when the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies enable websites to provide visitors and viewers a better-tailored website experience. A cookie does not give access to an individual’s computer. Visitors can choose to accept or decline cookies and can control all cookie storage settings via their web browser. As cookies serve a valuable purpose or websites, blocking cookies may prevent website visitors from accessing all features of a website. may present ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. The website may publish interest-based advertisements and some ads may be tailored to reflect interests or preferences of visitors that are tracked using cookies. This website may use advertising service vendors to present advertisements on the website. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve advertisements that are tailored to the interests displayed by the browsing behaviors of visitors to this website or to partner websites. Vendors may collect non-personal data such as browser type, operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies. and its content managers, creators and site operators disclaim all liability in connection therewith. and its owners, creators and operators do not have control over cookies served by advertisers or what they do with any information gathered, collected or used.

This website will not sell, distribute or lease visitors’ personal information to third parties unless permission is granted by visitors or is required by law. Visitors’ personal information may be used to send promotional information about third parties that visitors may find interesting if visitors have given this preference.

Links to other websites

This website may include some links to other websites or some embedded content such as videos, images, or articles from other websites. Other websites may collect data about visitors, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor visitor interaction with embedded content and may track interactions with embedded content if a visitor has logged into that website.

Once a visitor uses links to leave this website, and its owners, operators and content creators do not have any control over any other websites. is not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information collected when website visitors click links and / or visit any other websites, advertisers or other web applications. Outside websites, products and services are governed by their own privacy policies and practices. All website visitors should exercise appropriate caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Any site accessed via a link from may offer information or advertising controlled by the owners, operators or managers of that website or web application. The owners and operators of those sites are responsible for decisions regarding how visitor data is used. Visitors to are responsible for their choice to click on any links that connect to external websites and are responsible for their agreements and interactions with those websites. Other websites, affiliates or content creators or managers decide how visitor data is used. Any language or agreements within other websites supersede any language on this website.

By using you, as a visitor to this website, consent to the use of cookies and the sharing of data captured by cookies with third party partners or services such as or including Google, Inc. Website visitors can view, and manage information associated with their web browser by visiting their web browser’s privacy controls. Common browser privacy controls include: and the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out tool at: Visitors to are responsible for choosing their web browser and for managing the options and settings within their web browser. Visitors should refer to their web browser’s instructional information to understand what the impacts are if visitors choose to clear or delete the cookies from the web browser’s storage space or if visitors choose to opt-out from allowing cookies.

For European Economic Area Residents

Residents of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws, have rights to access their personal data, have it erased from a stated website, and / or restrict further processing of personal data. To access or delete personal data (if any) maintained by this website, contact us at

For California Residents

California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Visitors’ names, contact data, or sensitive information are not shared with third parties, and the categories of third parties that information may be shared with is for advertising purposes and are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms. Under California law, the sharing of sensitive information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out, contact us at partners with providers of technology tools and services and uses technology tools and services to operate this website and communications to and from the website.