This Policy is updated from time to time and when necessary.
Monitoring software may collect and process the following data for analytical purposes:
- IP address
- Browser type
- Geographical location
- Page views
This website uses Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Google AdWords and other third party advertisements.
In the event that visitors are allowed to leave comments on the website software will collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
If you leave a comment on the site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website. These details are saved as 'cookies' (see below) in your web browser 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, the website software 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, the website software will 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 1 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.
Cookies are small text files containing anonymous statistical data. Most if not all websites visit websites on the Internet these cookies are downloaded by your web browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer.
Cookies are an integral part of the Internet browsing experience which is why web browsers are set by default to allow cookies. A basic application of cookies is simply to identify if a computer has already visited a website. This can be useful, for example, in ensuring regular visitors do not always receive the initial notifications that new visitors see. It is also how Google identifies that websites have already been visited and changes the search link colour, as well as show when it was last visited.
In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. This is how, for example, advertisements appear for similar products or services the visitor searched for a few days ago.
Cookies can be disabled (see below) but this tends to have a detrimental effect. Many sites now require cookies to be active for the visitor to use functions like a shopping basket.
No personal details whatsoever are recorded or stored.
Visitors can choose to adjust their web browser to decline cookies by activating the reject cookies setting within the browser being used. Guidance on this can be found by consulting the Help section of the browser or by visiting the About Cookies website, which covers all modern browsers.
Revoke Cookie Consent
You can revoke your consent to cookies on this page at any time.
Visitors with accounts on this website can upload media files. All uploaded files are usually publicly accessible.
If you upload images to this 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 this website.
In the event that you submit your details to this site through a contact form, submissions are kept for customer service purposes and are not used for marketing unless you opt-in and thereby actively agree to receive marketing information. personal data such as names and email addresses is not passed to third parties.
Use of Your Information
If you provide personal information to this site it is collected solely to provide services to you. This information may also be used for one or more of the following purposes:
If you have previously purchased goods or services from this site you may be notified of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that may be of interest.
Where your consent has been provided in advance, selected third parties may be allowed to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding unrelated goods and services which this site believes may be of interest. Where such consent has been provided it can be withdrawn by you at any time.
No automated decision making or profiling is used on this website.
Storing Your Personal Data
Data collected from you may be transferred to locations outside the United Kingdom or the European Union for processing and storage. By providing your personal data you agree to this transfer, storage or processing. All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that data is treated confidentially and stored securely.
HTTPS operates for the entire website to encrypt data flowing between your browser and this site's web servers. No guarantee is given that information transmitted via the Internet is totally secure. It is possible that information can be intercepted. No guarantee is given to the security of data that you choose to transmit electronically. Sending information across the Internet is entirely at your own risk.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows any follow-up comments can be recognised and approved automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on the website (if any), the personal information they provide in their user profile is also stored. 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.
Disclosing Your Information
Breaches in data security will be reported as soon as possible after the event and action will be taken as soon as possible after the event to prevent further breaches.
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Access to Information
You have the legal right to access any information that is held by this site relating to you. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased. This does not include any data that must be kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In certain cases, a fee may be levied to cover costs incurred to provide the information requested.
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