The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computers 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.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process, and you confirmed this permission (“double opt in”). Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
Publication of Personal Information
When you leave a comment or reply to an article on this site, you are asked to provide a name, email, and (optionally) a website address. The name and website address may be published along with your comment. You do not have to give your real name. The email address will NOT be published.
We moderate all comments. We reserve the right to delete or modify comments and the accompanying data (name and web address) at our sole discretion. This may be done to protect your privacy, to avoid publishing spam comments, to reduce the number of outgoing links, or for any other reason.
If you contact us using our contact form, your message will reach the webmaster via the site’s email system. In this case, none of the information you send will be published, but your message and accompanying data may be stored on the site’s secure server and on the personal computer of the individual(s) who receive it.
If this website operates an email newsletter program to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website or others (marketing information), nobody will be added without requesting it. Normally this is done via a form on the website. We ensure that nobody is added without their permission by requiring subscribers to confirm their email address (“double opt in”).
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 and GDPR 2018. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the GDPR. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company / individual that operates this website, unless required by law.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no means a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the GDPR, subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated unsubscription system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will by detailed instead.
Viewing and Deleting Your Personal Information
Under the GDPR you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website or have it deleted. If you want to request this, please contact the webmaster (see “Contacting Us” below).
Although this website only intends to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to 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. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Advertisements and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who are assumed to have their own privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are subject to our terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through open social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as by private message or our contact form.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses]. Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms or elsewhere by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many sites are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened or other links.
To contact us for any reason, please use our contact form.
Changes to this Policy
Last updated: 4 October 2018