We are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors and ensuring that personal information is not misused in any way. Our privacy policy outlines what information is collected from members and visitors to this website and explains how it is used.

Information collection and usage

We gather various pieces of anonymous information from visitors to this site, such as IP address, duration of visit, pages visited, type of browser, number of visits and other statistical information. We use your IP address to administer our website and to gather broad geographic visitor information. We also use anonymous information to improve our website, monitor traffic and usage patterns and for other general business purposes.

We use Google Analytics to collect and store this information and Google will also hold a copy of this information anonymously. You can view Google’s own privacy policy and other legal documentation at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.


Google Analytics generates statistical information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The names of the cookies that are stored on users’ computers by Google Analytics on behalf of this website are ‘_utmv’, ‘_utma’, ‘_utmb’ and ‘_utmz’. You can read more about how Google uses these cookies on this page.

Personal details

Personally identifiable information is collected from visitors who use the contact form on this website. Specifically, this information may include name, telephone number and/or email address. Personal contact details will only ever be used to reply to the messages you submit. All personally identifiable information (e.g. email address, phone number) will be handled with absolute confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party – except in some legal circumstances.


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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

Other websites

This website contains some links to other websites and services. Please be sure to also read the privacy policies of any websites you visit from links on this website as we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites and services.

Updated 25/05/2018