Collection of personal information

You can access many of the pages on this website without sending any personal information.

However, you may choose to provide your personal information on some pages of the website, for example when you wish to complete an enquiry form, such as the contact form on the Contact page, or if you register to provide comments and feedback on articles and posts.

When you submit personal information, you consent to the use of the information as set out in this privacy policy.

Use of personal information

I shall use any personal information you give to me in accordance with this policy and with any additional statements appearing on forms used for submitting your personal information.

I shall not disclose your personal information to any third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless I am required by law to do so.

In particular, if you submit an enquiry, I shall use your personal information to administer and respond to your enquiry. I shall securely store the information you supply and the response I provide.

If you contact me regarding the website I shall use your details to reply to you. I try to respond to all feedback where a valid email address is included.

If you make a comment or complaint about any aspects of this website, I may use your details to investigate your comments.

Cookies & IP Logging

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a piece of data that may be stored on your computer, tablet, mobile, smart phone or any device used to view a website, by the website when you visit it. A cookie contains information about a user’s activity while on a website.

Cookies are controlled by your computer and if you go to the Tools section in your browser menu you will find details of your cookies’ settings.

When you visit this website, the server will record your computer’s IP address (the unique numerical address given to every computer connected to the internet) and the time and duration of your visit. The website will also store a cookie on your computer.

This cookie and your IP address will be used to record the pages you visit on this website. I will use this information to analyse the way the site is used, and to administer and improve the accessibility of my site.

I will not use information from cookies for any other purpose than those outlined above.

I will not use cookies or IP addresses to identify individuals.

If you don’t want this website to use cookies on your computer or device, you may disable the use of cookies in your Internet browser, generally by going to the Tools or Preferences section of the browser menu. However this may affect your use of some features of this website.

This BBC Webwise page gives a readable introduction to cookies and more information on cookies is available at: allaboutcookies.org

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) website has this background to UK legislation on cookies.

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