Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect


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 anonymized 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.


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 visit our login page, 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

Your data is shared only within our internal staff and is not shared to any third-party.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that 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

You can reach us anytime at

How we protect your data

Personal data that we collect and process

  1. Name
  2. Username
  3. Address
  4. Date of birth
  5. Email address
  6. Operating system
  7. Browser type
  8. Cookie data (for more information please see our Cookie Policy – linked below)
  9. Preferences regarding online marketing and tracking
  10. IP address
  11. Location
  12. Information you submit to us when you contact us posting material or requesting our service
  13. Responses you provide as part of our surveys, competitions, games and other interactive services; and/or
  14. Product orders, event invitations sent, and tickets bought
  15. Behavioural information from online, web, apps, email and social media, if we have your permission to do so.

If You Are A Visitor Top Our Premises

In the table below, we explain what specific business interests we pursue when processing your personal data and what lawful bases we rely on.

SecurityOur legitimate interest: Managing security, risk and crime prevention
Maintain records of visitors to our premisesOur legitimate interest: Management Reporting
Let you know about our products, services and events that may be of interest to you by letter, telephone, email or other forms of electronic communicationOur legitimate interest or your consent *:
Promote our goods and services
Management Reporting (including at an intra-group level)

* We will seek your prior consent where required to do so by law

Where we use your email to communicate marketing information to you, we will seek your prior consent where required to do so by law.

If you object to us using your contact details for these purposes, please let us know using the methods listed in section 9.

What third parties we receive data from

We may share your personal data with third parties who are controllers of your personal data as follows:

  • Where required by law and similar mandatory disclosures.
  • In connection with a merger, sale, or asset transfer.
  • Other third parties for whom we have obtained your permission or consent to disclose your Personal data.

How We Process Your Personal Data

Our service providers process your personal data for data analytics/ marketing and advertising of our products and services to you. Our advertising and promotional agencies and consultants carry out marketing campaigns or email mailings on our behalf, or analyse or evaluate our data collection process or customer service fulfilment, such as website hosting companies. We will ensure that any service provider engaged by us is bound to comply with data protection obligations and process your personal data only on documented instructions from us and do not use it for their own purposes.

Law Enforcement or Government Bodies

We may disclose your personal data as permitted by law in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, violation of our intellectual property rights, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violation of our Terms and Conditions or other agreements, or as required by law.